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Oklahoma Redbud

Oklahoma Redbud

Cercis reniformis

Height: Mature Oklahoma Redbud will attain 30 - 40'. Moderate Growth rate.
Spread: 15-20'
Shape: Rounded or vase shape. Young trees are a bit irregularly-shaped and benefit from some training and pruning to form an upright, more uniform crown
Foliage: Deciduous. The incredibly shiny, thick, leathery, dark green leaves have rounded or notched tips, are two to three inches wide, and turn yellow before dropping in the fall. The deep pink to red flowers appear in profusion up and down the tree limbs in springtime, well before the leaves begin to emerge, creating probably the best Redbud display
Fall Color: Subdued Red-burgundy
Hardiness: 6B through 9A

Comments: Container or above-ground planter; large parking lot islands (> 200 square feet in size); wide tree lawns (>6 feet wide); medium-sized parking lot islands (100-200 square feet in size); medium-sized tree lawns (4-6 feet wide); recommended for buffer strips around parking lots or for median strip plantings in the highway; near a deck or patio; reclamation plant; shade tree; small parking lot islands (< 100 sq. ft.). Narrow tree lawns 3-4 feet wide; specimen; sidewalk cutout (tree pit); residential street tree. Oklahoma Redbud should be grown in full sun or partial shade on moist, well-drained soil. The glossy leaves always draw attention to the tree even by those unconcerned about trees. It is highly drought tolerant once established and grows well in all areas within its hardiness range.

PDFOklahoma Redbud Fact Sheet