15 Eastern Redbud Tree Seeds-One of the first trees to blossom in spring. Simple to grow, easy to maintain. Grows in most USDA Zones
15 Eastern Redbud Tree Seeds-One of the first trees to blossom in spring. Simple to grow, easy to maintain. Grows in most USDA Zones

15 Eastern Redbud Tree Seeds-One of the first trees to blossom in spring. Simple to grow, easy to maintain. Grows in most USDA Zones

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15 Eastern Redbud Tree Seeds
Cercis canadensis
Redbud, Judas Tree

Description: Tree with short trunk, rounded crown of spreading branches, and pink flowers that cover the twigs in spring.
USDA Zones: 2b – 9a
Height: 40' (12 m).
Diameter: 8" (20 cm).
Leaves: 2 1/2-4 1/2" (6-11 cm) long and broad. Heart-shaped, with broad short point; without teeth; with 5-9 main veins; long-stalked. Dull green above, paler and sometimes hairy beneath; turning yellow in autumn.
Bark: dark gray or brown; smooth, becoming furrowed into scaly plates.
Twigs: brown, slender, angled.
Flowers: 1/2" (12 mm) long; pea-shaped, with 5 slightly unequal purplish-pink petals, rarely white; 4-8 flowers in a cluster on slender stalks; in early spring before leaves.
Fruit: 2 1/2-3 1/4" (6-8 cm) long; flat narrowly oblong pods; pointed at ends; pink, turning blackish; splitting open on 1 edge; falling in late autumn or winter. Several beanlike flat elliptical dark brown seeds.
Habitat: Moist soils of valleys and slopes and in hardwood forests.
Site Requirements: Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well drained soil but will tolerate a range of soil types.
Comments: Native; drought tolerant; legume - produces nitrogen; best flowers in full sun.
Range: New Jersey south to central Florida, west to S. Texas, and north to SE. Nebraska; also N. Mexico; to 2200' (671 m).
Discussion: Very showy in early spring, when the leafless twigs are covered with masses of pink flowers, Eastern Redbud is often planted as an ornamental. The flowers can be eaten as a salad, or fried. According to myth, Judas Iscariot hung himself on the related Judas-tree (Cercis siliquastrum L.) of western Asia and southern Europe, after which the white flowers turned red with shame.
Notes: Eastern redbud, Cercis canadensis. Cercis is from the Greek kerkis, which means “a weaver's shuttle” and refers to the shape of the fruit; canadensis means “of Canada.” Eastern redbud is named for where it grows, in eastern North America, and the beautiful, reddish flower buds. Other names include Judas-tree.

Materials: 15 Eastern Redbud Tree Seeds