Appalachian Red 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.

Appalachian Red Redbud Facts

  • Scientific name: Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’
  • Range: across the Eastern U.S. into the Southwest
  • Height: 20-30′ high and wide
  • Fruit: brown pod, 2-3″ long
  • Flowers: deep red-purple buds and richly pigmented deep rose-pink flowers, growing all along the tree’s branches
  • Edible: the redbud’s flowers are edible with a slightly sour, nutty flavor
  • Fall colors: leaves turn bright yellow