Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud seen flowering in my driveway. The tree is remarkable because its buds are a deep magenta and push themselves forth all along the stems of the branches, covering the tree in color. I found the below specimen Cercis canadensis 'Alba' at Winterhur.


  1. Helen,
    That is one of the native trees I have never got the chance to use in a garden. I will have to come visit your garden next spring and enjoy yours!

  2. I do miss the red bud tree we had back in the day...they are an explosion of spring time glory

  3. Thanks for your great comments! It is such a stunning tree and was planted before my arrival at Small Meadows Farm and so it is a nice mature specimen.