It is a sure sign of spring, when my 6 year old Eastern Redbud tree starts blooming! The beautiful purple flowers and airy shape is stunning! Unfortunately, we have a big wind and rain storm coming in again today, and I'm afraid it will lose all the blossoms before they are fully opened. Each little bloom looks like a tiny sweet pea!
The botanical name is Cercis. There are 5 varieties that grown in the west, from shrubs to small (25-35 ft) trees. The flowers range in color, from white to magenta, and some are like tiny double roses. So far, there has been no issues with pests, it also grows quickly. The flowers give way to pretty heart shaped leaves in a few weeks.
|Redbud branch in my hanging glass vase I got for my birthday!|