Redbud (Cercis canadensis), also known as the eastern redbud and Canadian redbud, is a deciduous flowering tree, often said to be one of the most beautiful of flowering native trees. The trunk is divided close to the ground, branches spreading, forming a flat-topped to rounded crown. The redbud’s native range is Massachusetts to Florida, west to Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico. They add seasonal ornamental attributes to landscapes, rewarding with expressive and much-anticipated spring flowers, elegant and artistic branching structure, clean dark summer foliage, and respectable yellow fall color.

If Trees Could Sing…

Click here to see Rodney Atkins talk about one of his favorite trees. Video courtesy of The Nature Conservancy and Rodney Atkins.

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Photos taken at Old Town in March 2021 and June 2022.