How to Grow a Redbud Tree And Its Care

The redbud tree is one of the first trees to bloom in spring and it is truly spectacular! This tree is not as famous as it is known. You might miss most of the flowering trees on a walk in the park or on your way home from get off work, but redbuds are known for their bright pink and purple blooms that nearly cover otherwise bare trees in early spring. Buy large redbud trees from our online nursery and have them conveniently shipped to your home.

You might be surprised how easy this tree is to grow in your own garden. In fact, once established, you don’t really need to do anything else for the tree to survive. Help your redbud tree thrive by following our redbud tree care tips.

Planting Redbud Tree

1. Dig a hole about twice the width and depth of the root ball.

2. Put the tree scale into the hole. You want your tree to be slightly above the existing ground line. Planting too deep can cause your tree to struggle and even die.

3. Fill the hole with water. Yes, even before you fill in the soil around the roots. A new tree is like a lot of water. This will help them root properly and quickly.

4. Backfill and compact the soil to remove air pockets. Do not trample the ground, as this will compact the soil, making it difficult for the tree to grow.

5. Apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer. This fertilizer is safe for new plantings and will give your tree a head start.

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