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Pictures of the Beautiful Spring Flowering Ornamental Redbud Tree

My grandpa loved gardening. I learned much from him. To this day I enjoy puttering around in our garden, growing plants for beauty and food.

Redbud Tree in Bloom

Redbud tree in our subdivision greenbelt area

Redbud tree in our subdivision greenbelt area

Ornamental Trees

One of the most beautiful of early Spring blooming ornamental trees for home garden landscapes would have to include the flowering Redbud tree.

Take a look at some of the pictures in this post and judge for yourself as to their striking presence in a wooded setting or even a manicured home garden.

A variety of videos have been inserted which are not only informational but also portray their loveliness when in bloom and even when they are not in bloom.

The pictures that I have taken are of the Redbud tree that graces our backyard and also one of the ones giving a splash of color to our subdivision greenbelt area in the Spring of the year.

Oklahoma State Tree

The Redbud Tree (Cercis canadensis) also called the Eastern Redbud, grows from the eastern part of North America from the southern New England states including New York and New Jersey down to Florida and over to Texas. Ontario, Canada also sports some of these beauties.

Oklahoma chose the Redbud Tree to be its State Tree!

It is found in abundance in Arkansas, Oklahoma as well as the eastern part of Texas.

Closeup photo of the beautiful Redbud blossoms

Closeup photo of the beautiful Redbud blossoms

This photo of a redbud tree was taken in our own backyard last Spring looking up through the pink laden branches towards the bright blue sky above.

Enjoy the view!

The Redbud tree in our backyard looking up towards the sky

The Redbud tree in our backyard looking up towards the sky

Growth Habits of the Redbud Tree

If found growing naturally in a wooded setting, these Redbud trees are the smaller ones growing under the towering taller specimens.

They would blend into the setting almost unnoticed until the Spring of the year when they would become one of the stars of the forest.

Eye-popping colors of clusters of light to deep magenta pink flowers blooming along the branches and in some cases even the younger trunks could not help but draw one's attention to these majestic beauties.

Birds and bees feast upon these flowers, and in early days the native Indians would have also incorporated the blossoms into their diets.

In fact, from what I have read from various sources, these Redbud tree blossoms are edible.

Perhaps this Spring I will pick a few and add them to dress up a salad. The bright blossoms would certainly add dazzling color to a dish!

Pink flowers on a redbud tree

Pink flowers on a redbud tree

Redbud trees send forth their bouquets of color prior to them leafing out.

Depending upon where the trees are grown and the variety of tree, blooming time is typically anywhere from March to May and can last a month or longer.

The leaves of the Redbud tree unfurl to form a beautiful heart shaped leaf, and those leaves turn yellow in the Fall of the year adding to the other Fall colors before dropping their leaves for the Winter months.

Redbud tree leaves and pods

Redbud tree leaves and pods

20 to 30 feet (or 6 to 9 meters) is the average height of a Redbud tree, and the width pretty well matches the height. It has an upright growth habit for the most part, although there are some varieties that are smaller and have an umbrella-like drooping growth habit as can be seen in one of these attached videos.

This makes it perfect as an ornamental plant for most home landscapes depending upon lot size. Often smaller city lots cannot accommodate large trees, so this is one to consider when planting trees for the first time just because of its size, notwithstanding its profuse Springtime show that it performs each year.

Redbud tree in bloom

Redbud tree in bloom

The Redbud tree is fairly hardy and can be grown in various types of soil.

The bark as it ages becomes a reddish brown in color and has a gnarly scaly surface which is quite interesting to behold.

Redbud tree wood is quite hard and if pruning branches when the tree is dormant (which is always the best timing for such projects) and if sawing by hand, be prepared to use some strength in cutting that wood.

While most of the varieties of Redbud trees bloom in various shades of pink, there is a white blooming Redbud tree that can be found in nurseries if one wishes to have that color in the landscape.

Redbuds, Matching Colors in the Landscape

Hopefully, you enjoyed the pictures of the beautiful Spring flowering Redbud tree in landscapes found here in our Houston, Texas subdivision as well as other areas of the country.

It won't be long now that Redbud trees will be signaling the end of winter and leading us into the next season of the year. When those pretty blossoms start exploding along the branches, we can officially say "good-bye" to Old Man Winter.

Redbud tree blossoms

Redbud tree blossoms

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

Question: How close to a sidewalk can I plant a redbud tree?

Answer: Redbud trees have a rather shallow root system so need some space around them for the roots to spread. The redbud trees that I have seen growing in our area have been planted approximately 8 feet away from sidewalks. That being said...the one in our backyard was only about 4 feet away from a sidewalk. Our tree died about 2 years ago. It was here when we moved into this house so we have no idea of its age. Sadly they are not long lived trees. Ours may have been at the end of its life...some 20 to 25 years or so.

Question: Can I plant a redbud in a northwest corner of my home/landscape?

Answer: If all of the other growing conditions are met, there is no reason you cannot plant a redbud tree in the northwest corner of your home landscape.

Question: We would like a Redbud tree or two on our northern Alabama acreage. When can they be planted?

Answer: Some people think that the fall season is best because of giving the roots more time to settle into the ground and establish themselves before the spring growing season begins. But in reality, you can plant trees that are in pots which come from nurseries just about any time of the year. Dig a large enough hole for the tree and give it plenty of good nourishing soil around it.

Question: My three-year-old Redbud tree has never bloomed. How old do they have to be before they bloom?

Answer: From research I have done, it appears that redbud trees need to be anywhere from 5 to 7 years old before they regularly start blooming. They will bloom more profusely if they get some sunlight and are not grown in deep shade. Partial shade is fine.

Question: Can I plant a redbud tree in Vermont?

Answer: Yes, you can plant a redbud tree in Vermont. The Eastern Redbud can tolerate temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure you choose that variety over the Western Redbud. The latter does better in drier locations such as New Mexico.

Question: How close to the house can I plant a Redbud tree? Will it hurt the foundation?

Answer: Most redbud trees grow to a height of 20 to 30 feet, and have a rounded shape, so that should be taken into consideration when planting them. One chart that I checked recommended that a tree that grows up to 25 feet in height should be planted at least 10 feet from a foundation.

Question: Have you ever seen a redbud tree produce seed pods as early as July to August?

Answer: Yes, I have seen seed pods that developed on redbud trees as early as July or August. They hang in bunches and are green. They gradually change in color as they dry out and mature.

We used to have two redbud trees at our last home, and one of them had many seed pods while the other had only a few. If you wish to grow more redbud trees you can collect the dried seed pods and plant some of those seeds. Soon you will have more redbud trees.

Question: Is it normal for a redbud tree to only have flowers and then leaves at the ends of the branches?

Answer: The redbud is a deciduous tree and is leafless in the winter months. Before leaves start budding in the spring, the redbud flowers emerge first. So what you described is possible as the tree transitions from its blooming state to fully leafed-out stage.

Question: Where in Georgia can redbud trees be purchased?

Answer: If you are unable to find redbud trees in your local Georgia nurseries, there are many online places in which you can place orders.

Question: Why is the tree called Redbud when the flowers of the trees are pink/purple?

Answer: If you put "Shades of Red" into a search engine, on Wikipedia, you will see a surprising array of colors, one of which is called Redwood. It is just one of 57 colors shown at the top of that page, and that page is only one of 63. Thus, when describing a color, there is much variation.

Question: Do redbud trees grow in Wisconsin?

Answer: Redbud trees typically grow well in planting zones from 4 to 9, so depending upon which part of Wisconsin that you live, redbud trees should do well. These trees can usually survive low temperatures of up to minus 25 in the wintertime.

© 2010 Peggy Woods

Comments are welcomed.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 19, 2020:

Hello Chris,

Your home will be a showplace each spring with all of those lovely redbud trees planted along your driveway.

Chris Adam on May 19, 2020:

Decided to plant 20 Eastern Redbuds to line our driveway here in Northern California. I’m excited to see them grow and hopefully be a landmark to spring for years to come. Great article..... thanks.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 05, 2020:

Hi Sheila,

The redbuds are all in bloom down here, and I am assuming they are also in bloom in your area right now, or soon will be. Our azaleas are also awash with color. It is such a pretty time of year. I hope you have a fabulous spring. Thanks for your comment.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on March 05, 2020:

This is a wonderful article on the redbud tree! We have many of them on our place in Oklahoma and I always love seeing their beautiful splash of color in early spring! I hope you have a wonderful spring, Peggy!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 25, 2020:

Hi Deborah,

Hopefully, your weather will warm up soon. Happy to be able to show you some photos of the beautiful redbud trees in bloom. We are having an early spring since our winter temps were warmer than usual. Our azaleas are now in full bloom.

Deborah Demander Reno from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD on February 25, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful pictures of my favorite tree. When I lived in Texas, I took them for granted. They were everywhere and my heart sang with their beauty every spring.

Now, in Wyoming, the poor circus Canadensis doesn't stand a chance. It's almost March, and the high temperatures this week won't get out of the 20's.

I so appreciate your article and the beautiful photos.

Namaste

Robert Sacchi on January 11, 2020:

Yes, definitely. Then again there are always great photo opportunities in DC.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 11, 2020:

Hi Robert,

My mother-in-law once took a trip up there to see the cherry blossoms in bloom. She enjoyed that trip immensely. There would be many good photographic sites!

Robert Sacchi on January 11, 2020:

A right of spring here is the news reporting on how the cherry blossoms in DC are doing. A picture of the Jefferson Memorial surrounded by cherry blossoms is the one to take.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 11, 2020:

Hi Robert,

It would be fun to visit your area when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. In our part of the country, we have the redbuds and other trees that are the harbinger of spring.

Robert Sacchi on January 10, 2020:

An interesting article. Here in the DC area the cherry blossoms are the sign that spring is here.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 04, 2019:

Hi Roberta,

Until doing some research for this post, I also did not know that the blossoms were edible on a redbud tree. The ones around here are no longer in bloom. We experienced a very warm winter this year. Enjoy those in your area. Redbuds are so glorious when in full bloom!

RTalloni on April 03, 2019:

We are enjoying blooms now, but I did not know they were edible. Thanks. Planning a spring luncheon with an edible flower salad would be such fun. We love the soft shade the provide here in the south!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 24, 2018:

Hi Patricia,

These redbud trees have a mass of colorful blossoms each spring and are hard to miss noting. Sadly the one in our backyard died. We have replaced it with a crape myrtle tree. Hope you are having a good day over there in Florida.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 23, 2018:

Quite something to view in a photo...I can only imagine that in person this is really stunning. Thank you for sharing these photos with us. Angels once again are headed to you. ps

Peggy Woods on September 21, 2017:

Hello Kay,

Redbuds are fairly rapid growers and you can expect to see from 1 to 2 feet of growth a year until they top out at around 10 feet or so. They are beautiful trees but sadly not long lived. I read that seldom will you have a redbud tree attain an age of 30. The blossoms last for about a month from start to finish. At least that is our experience here in Houston.

Kay Mathis on September 20, 2017:

Ww have hundreds of redbuds in a thicket of trees. Only about knee high, because other owner mowed them down . How fast do they grow & how long till they bloom ?

Peggy Woods on May 31, 2016:

Hello Lyn,

That could certainly be arranged. Which one did you have in mind?

Lyn on May 30, 2016:

Peggy,

Would love to use one of your photos on the cover of my book that I am publishing on Amazon Createspace. It is a poetry book called "The Hum in Every Blossom." Do you sell your photos?

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2015:

Hello Ebower,

Spring is surely a lovely time of year. Thanks for the votes up on this redbud tree hub.

Erin Bower from Georgia on April 02, 2015:

Gorgeous trees! I'm so glad spring is here. I voted this up an beautiful!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2015:

Hi Peg,

These are wonderful trees to have in one's yard. Hope once you plant your redbud tree, you have it for many years to come!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2015:

Hi vocalcoach,

I agree with you that the redbud trees in bloom are truly lovely. Thanks for the share.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2015:

Hi poetryman6969,

I can sympathize with your allergies as I have them also. The oak tree pollen is literally covering our sidewalks and streets at the moment. Lots of sneezing with itchy and watery eyes are being experienced by me right now. Will be glad when that is over! The colors are beautiful however! :)

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on April 02, 2015:

Love these pictures and this time of year when these trees are in full bloom. I can't wait to plant one in my yard.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on April 02, 2015:

These flowering redbud trees are so lovely. Tank you for his beautiful hub Peggy. Sharing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 01, 2015:

Hi Lady Guinevere,

That must be a wonderful sight to see all of those redbud trees in bloom in the wild mixed in with the other trees in the wooded areas.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 01, 2015:

Hi Au fait,

I agree that the early redbud tree blossoms are a welcomed sight in Spring along with the Bradford pear blossoms which also cover those trees prior to their leafing out. Appreciate the votes and share.

poetryman6969 on April 01, 2015:

Though I think I am allergic to spring I do love flowering trees. Makes the heart sing to see them bloom in the Spring.

Debra Allen from West By God on March 31, 2015:

They grow wild here in my woods in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. We have lots of them.

C E Clark from North Texas on March 31, 2015:

The red bud festival is coming up not long from now here. This is the time of year when people are looking to spruce up their yards and these trees would be a good addition. So pretty and colorful in the spring after a long dull winter . . .Voted up and BUI, sharing with followers.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 14, 2015:

Hello tillsontitan,

Redbuds are in their glory with these gorgeous show stopping blossoms each spring. So glad that you liked learning about them. Thanks for your comment and the votes.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 14, 2015:

Hi Au fait,

We were about 20 degrees below normal for this time of year. It should have been in the 60's today but was in the 40's. Very cold for this time of year in Houston! Eager for it to return to normal. Thanks for the share once again on the beautiful redbud trees. They are most spectacular every spring before they leaf out. Stay warm up there!

Mary Craig from New York on January 13, 2015:

What an extraordinary little tree. The color is certainly eye catching.

It's quite obvious from the age of this hub and the number of comments that I'm not the only one taken by this little beauty.

Thank you for the introduction and information.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

C E Clark from North Texas on January 13, 2015:

These are beautiful trees and your photos certainly flatter them. With spring just around the corner people might want to start thinking about getting their yards ready. These trees would make a great addition and this article will give people some good points to consider. Sharing again with my followers. Hope things are warming up down there like they forecast to do here in a day or so. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 03, 2014:

Hello Easy Exercise,

So nice that you will have a fence line made up of these beautiful trees which are so spectacular when in bloom each spring.

Kelly A Burnett from United States on June 02, 2014:

I just bought three from Home Depot and am I delighted. Both of my neighbors have red bud and now I will have a small fence line

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 24, 2013:

Hi Au fait,

Glad that you enjoyed reading this and thanks for the pin. Redbud trees certainly add a splash of color to each Spring season.

C E Clark from North Texas on June 21, 2013:

Pinning this to my Trees, Plants & Flowers board. Beautiful photos!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 07, 2013:

Hi Nell Rose,

I think that the Native Americans were a very smart people. They lived off of the land and knew what was useful. We have become so disconnected with where our food sources originate except for those who have grown up on farms or do some gardening and foraging. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 06, 2013:

Hi vocalcoach,

We had to cut our beautiful redbud tree down this year. It was slowly dying and since we did not plant it, we have no idea just how old it was. I now have more sunlit garden space, but will surely miss those gorgeous blooms each Spring. Will just have to enjoy them elsewhere. Thanks for the votes + pin.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 05, 2013:

Hi Rajan,

I agree. Redbud trees are certainly beautiful. Thanks for your votes and share.

Nell Rose from England on June 05, 2013:

Absolutely beautiful Peggy, how lovely that they grow in your back yard. Fascinating to see that the Native Americans used them in their diets, wonderful!

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on June 05, 2013:

The Redbud tree is such a beautiful flowering tree. You are fortunate to behold their gorgeous flowers right in your own back yard. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos. Enjoyed this so much and voted up, useful, beautiful, interesting and will pin and more. Enjoy your ay Peggy.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 05, 2013:

These redbud trees are exceptionally beautiful and are a great choice for landscaping. Very informative hub.

voted the hub useful and beautiful. Rated 5 stars and shared.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 30, 2012:

Hello My Esoteric,

It will be fun watching your redbud trees grow in north Florida. We planted some at our former home in Houston and they were 5 gallon size to begin with. Each year they grew bigger and every Spring they were a delight to behold no matter the size. Enjoy! Thanks for your comment and glad to know that Au fait's share led you to this hub. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 30, 2012:

Hello joanveronica,

So glad that you liked the photos of our redbud tree and those in our subdivision greenbelt area. They truly are beautiful trees! Thanks for your comment, votes...and wishing you a Happy New Year also!

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on December 30, 2012:

Thanks, Au Fait, for forwarding this and many thanks to you, Peggy, for posting it! Just beautiful. My wife and I planted a couple of redbuds this year in North Florida; it will be a few years before we can appreciate them as much as your pictures, however. In the meantime ...

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 30, 2012:

Hi Au fait,

The Redbud trees are so noticeable since they are covered with beautiful blossoms before they even leaf out each Spring. Nice to know that you enjoy a Redbud festival where you live. Thanks for the votes and share.

Joan Veronica Robertson from Concepcion, Chile on December 30, 2012:

Fabulous photos and what a beautiful tree! Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting! Also shared. Happy New Year to you, and may you write many more beautiful Hubs!

C E Clark from North Texas on December 30, 2012:

These trees are very common and plentiful here in North Texas and they are among the very first to blossom in the spring. They're so pretty, and we even have a Red Bud Festival to celebrate them!

Great hub, voted up, BAUI, and will share!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 22, 2012:

Hi kelli,

I guess it would all depend upon how long you intend to keep the redbud tree in a pot before transporting it to Georgia. It would also need the correct light and moisture conditions. It might be easier just to purchase the tree when you are already in Georgia. Surely they have nurseries somewhere close to where your mother lives?

kelli on September 22, 2012:

can I keep 1 in my apartment till I take it to my mom in ga I live in kentucky

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 18, 2012:

Hi Mary,

That is what makes visiting different parts of the country interesting...getting to see the various kinds of plants that thrive in one locale over another. The Redbud tree certainly puts on an early Spring-time show & with its heart shaped leaves is a nice addition to home landscapes. Appreciate your comment, vote and share.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on August 17, 2012:

The Redbud is a beautiful tree, Peggy. I've never seen one growing here in S. Fl. Your photos are very beautiful of the glorius tree. Great Hub. We have the yellow Tabebulia (sp) tree that was introduced to our area by Dr.Menninger years ago, and it kept going by people planting the seeds. I wrote a Hub about that tree. It's a beauty.

I voted this Hub UP, and will share, too. Mary

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 14, 2012:

Hi RTalloni,

Before I did the research for this hub, I also did not realize that the redbud blossoms were edible. Now that we are approaching the right time of year for them to once again put on their glorious show, I just may have to try some in a salad. Let's compare notes! :)) Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 14, 2012:

Hello sgbrown,

Nice to hear that you actually have redbud trees that have grown all on their own. They certainly are beautiful and with all of your acres of land, they must be spectacular in the Spring. Thanks for your comment.

RTalloni on February 14, 2012:

Your redbud hub sings spring! I had no idea the blooms were edible--maybe I'll get to try your salad idea. Lovely hub on this spring flowering tree!

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on February 14, 2012:

I had to also read this hub as we have many redbud trees in our yard. We have 40 acres in the country so most of them have come up naturaly. However, I have dug some small ones up and transplanted them closer to the house. You have many hubs that I am going to be reading. Thank you for SHARING the information on the great trees. Voted up, and beautiful! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 07, 2012:

Hi Eddy,

Thanks for your most complimentary of comments as well as votes for this hub on the flowering redbud tree. Our redbud tree is now bare but soon enough will be covered with those glorious blossoms.

Eiddwen from Wales on January 07, 2012:

Wow Peggy,what a beautiful hub;you'd think that I'd be used to the beauty in your hubs by now;but a new one always brings forth that gasp of wonder.

I now have to award it with an up up and away.

Take care

Edy.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 22, 2011:

Hi GmaGoldie,

Yes...redbud trees as well as dogwoods adapt nicely growing under larger trees as long as there is room for them to spread their branches. We had to ask our neighbor's permission to have one large branch of their oak tree trimmed (our expense) as it was sitting right on top of our redwood forcing it to grow in another direction instead of up and out. Like you, I have not personally seen a weeping redwood. Would be interesting to have in a garden. Thanks for your comment.

Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on October 22, 2011:

Peggy W

Redbud is a must for my new garden. What a wonderful hub! Great info and photos.

I am also considering a red dogwood for some additional interest and height in my garden.

I believe both redbuds and dogwoods grow well under large trees.

The weeping redbud is something I have not yet seen in person. I am keeping an eye out for this version.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 06, 2011:

Hello MarilynMorrison,

Glad that you appreciated these pictures and some information about the redbud tree. Thanks for your comment.

MarilynMorrison on May 06, 2011:

WOW, Awesome, I love it.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 18, 2011:

Hello LadySussex,

Glad that you liked these pictures of the redbud tree. As to being the "queen"...haha!...I think that she definitely enjoys reading my hubs. :-) Thanks for your comment.

LadySussex@aol.com on March 18, 2011:

Just gorgeous. I saw you in another persons story as the Queen.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 14, 2011:

Hello frogyfish,

The redbud tree in our backyard is also starting to produce flower buds while others in our area are already in full bloom. Glad to hear that you enjoyed these pictures. Thanks for the comment.

frogyfish from Central United States of America on March 14, 2011:

Peggy, enjoyed your pictures and info. Our redbuds are just about ready to pop out Thanks for another beautiful hub!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 02, 2011:

Hello crystolite,

So happy to hear that you enjoyedd these pictures of the Spring flowering redbud tree used in landscapes. Many in our subdivision are already in full bloom. Thanks for your comment.

Emma from Houston TX on March 02, 2011:

Nice hub,but really love the pictures used because i love natures and it reminded me of natural environment

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 28, 2011:

Greetings jseven,

Happy to hear that you enjoyed seeing these pictures of the beautiful spring flowering redbud tree not only in our backyard but other landscapes around our subdivision. Yes, Spring-time is a glorious time of year! Thanks for the comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 28, 2011:

Hello kimboy9-9,

Redbud trees are already fully in bloom in some areas of our subdivision. Ours will soon be resplendent gracing the landscape of our backyard. BTW...you are not supposed to post links to other sites such as you did in this comment. Since you already commented on my Bridal Wreath hub and did not do the same, I am assuming that you did not realize this. Welcome to Hubpages. Looking forward to seeing what you write. You seem to be interested in gardening. Thanks for the comment.

Joey from Michigan on February 28, 2011:

Nice hub and stunning pics! I love spring and all of its beauty. :)

kimboy9-9 on February 27, 2011:

Texas subdivision as well as other areas of the country. It won't be long now that Red bud trees will be signaling the end of winter and leading us into the next season of the year.......................Nice Artical

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Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 01, 2011:

Hello sofs,

So happy to hear that you enjoyed these pictures of the redbud tree in various landscapes. Sooner, rather than later, our redbud tree in the backyard will start its beautiful Spring show. Thanks for the comment.

Sophie on January 31, 2011:

Beautiful!nature never ceases to surprise us with her beauty. I love these pictures and I did get to know something about the redbud tree from your hub. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 20, 2011:

Hello mannyrolando,

Thanks for your comment about the pictures of the Spring flowering redbud tree. They certainly perk up a garden landscape! Will look for your flower hubs.

mannyrolando on January 19, 2011:

Beautiful pictures and great information! I just love the bright colors that nature provides for us to enjoy! I love photography and there is nothing like trying to capture all of nature's beauty in pictures! I just created 2 hubs of my favorite pictures of flowers and will soon be creating more. Thanks for sharing!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 10, 2011:

Hi again Trish_M,

Since that garden center is simply out of stock perhaps they will get more of the redbud trees in the Spring of the year. The garden centers here like to sell things when they are in bloom. More eye catching and it probably generates more sales at that time of year. Good luck! Hope you get your redbud tree if you want one for your own landscape.

Tricia Mason from The English Midlands on January 09, 2011:

I have discovered a garden centre in England which sells them ~ but they are out of stock :(

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 05, 2011:

Hi Cheryl,

I know what you mean. When our redbud tree starts its beautiful Spring flowering, Old Man Winter has by then retired for the year. Glad you liked these pictures of the redbud tree and thanks for the comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 05, 2011:

Hello Ann (esatchel),

I agree with you that the redbud tree is an uncommonly beautiful Spring time flowering tree in any type of landscape. Glad that you liked these pictures! Thanks for the comment.

Cheryl J. from Houston, TX on January 05, 2011:

Peggy,

Another beautiful and informative hubpage on the beautiful spring flowering redbud tree. I am getting spring fever. Thanks for the beauty you always share with the world.

PDGreenwell from Kentucky on January 04, 2011:

I love the Redbud. They are very common in my part of the world - common in the sense of frequency. They are uncommon in their beauty. They are one of the most lovely sights of Spring! Thank you for this informative hub and the lovely photos! Ann

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 03, 2011:

Hello agusfanani,

so happy that you so obviously liked the pictures of the redbud trees that I took last Spring. Thanks for the comment.

agusfanani from Indonesia on January 03, 2011:

Wow ! those pictures are soothing my eyes and minds. thank you Peggy.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 02, 2011:

Hello KoffeeKlatch Gals,

We have purchased and planted redbud trees at our former house and inherited the one where we now live. Glad you liked the pictures and information about redbud trees in landscapes. Thanks for the comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 02, 2011:

Hello Sally's Trove,

I liked your pregnant example of noticing things like the redbud trees in your area. It is true that once our attention has been drawn to something, we seem to see it much more often than previously. Nice to know that you are now enjoying the beautiful redbud trees and thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 02, 2011:

Hello Prasetio,

So very happy that you not only liked this hub about the beautiful redbud tree as seen via pictures but that you also learned some new information about it. Thanks for the visit and votes. Happy New Year to you also!

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on January 02, 2011:

Peggy, your redbud tree is absolutely beautiful. I didn't know they looked like that. It makes you want to go out and purchase one.

Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on January 02, 2011:

Redbud isn't too common in our area, southeastern Pennsylvania, but it is becoming more prevalent than it was. Twenty years ago, I don't recall seeing any. Now I see them most often as cultivated specimens, but less often growing in the wild.

This observation might be a very subjective matter. Ten years ago I spent a lot of time traveling in West Virginia in the spring and was amazed at these magnificent trees that lit up the landscape like neon lights. Shortly after those trips, I began noticing the redbuds in my area. I kind of wonder if my perception about these trees is akin to that of pregnant women...once you are pregnant, especially for the first time, you suddenly discover that the whole world is pregnant! It could be that redbuds were always here, but I only became aware of them because of the intense concentration of them I'd seen in West Virginia.

On the other hand, it could be that the redbuds appearing in the wild here had their start as seeds from the cultivated trees.

With all that said, I think you can see this is one of my favorite spring-blossoming trees. Rated up and beautiful for the text and your fabulous photos!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on January 02, 2011:

Wow and wow... I love this hub very much. I am glad to know how you made this so beautiful. You have great presentation which made this hub easy to understand. Thanks for share amazing pictures and video. This time, I learn much from you. Keep on writing. I believe 2011 is the best year for you. I hope you always do the best for us. Rating up. Happy New Year, and wishing you all the best in 2011. Cheers,

Prasetio:)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 01, 2011:

Hello GusTheRedneck,

So glad that you liked these pictures that I took of the redbud trees in our area. I had no idea that one could propagate redbud trees from cuttings. Growing them from seed probably takes a lot longer! Also good to know about the wood being used to flavor BBQ's. Thanks for adding this information about the redbud tree. :-)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 01, 2011:

Hello Trish_M,

You had not heard of Redbud trees? Well now you know a bit more about them. Perhaps they do not grow in your area? They would be hard to overlook when they are in bloom. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Gustave Kilthau from USA on January 01, 2011:

Hi Peggy - You did a real good number with the redbud trees. Sure are nice photos. We have three redbuds in our yard, two of them planted with cutting from the first. Here's something else that is nice about redbuds - the smoke from a redbud stick in your BBQ is very aromatic and flavorful.

Gus :-)))

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 01, 2011:

Hi Hello, hello,

For those like you who live in northern climates, you may not have flowers outside but you probably have the beauty of pristine white snow...at least at times, and that has a beauty all its own. It won't be many months now before the redbud trees will be gracing our yards with beautiful color adding to the mixture of other blooming varieties of plants. Thanks for the comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 01, 2011:

Hi Micky,

As you go on those bike rides passing wooded areas, those redbud trees when they are in bloom certainly add a splash of color. I think that most everybody enjoys seeing them in the Spring of the year. Thanks for the comment.

Tricia Mason from The English Midlands on January 01, 2011:

How beautiful! I hadn't heard of these before. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 01, 2011:

Hello katrinasui,

So happy to hear that you enjoyed this hub about the beautiful flowering redbud trees in the Spring of the year. I enjoyed taking these pictures last Spring. Thanks for your most complimentary comment.