Redbud, Minnesota Strain or Eastern

Cercis canadensis
Size: #15
20-25 feet high x 20-25 feet wide
Flat-topped shape
Zone 4
Full Sun to Part Shade

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This is not a tree one would think would do well in Wyoming. We felt the same way until we found a 100 year old gorgeous Redbud doing just fine in Casper. It’s now in the treed area of Casper but it wasn’t a treed area back then! This handsome, small flat-topped tree is one of the earliest trees to bloom in the spring with long-lasting magenta-pink blossoms on bare stems before leaves appear. Heart shaped leaves change to golden yellow in autumn. This is not a tree for prairie wind swept conditions! But if you have protection from the winds, consider this tree. We guarantee you no one in your neighborhood has one!

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.