If you live in cooler regions you could be forgiven for thinking that all trees have white flowers. So discovering the Eastern Redbud, with its spectacular purple flowers every spring is like winning the lottery. This tree should be in every cool garden, because it is trouble-free with lovely foliage that turns beautiful golden shades in fall.
The Eastern Redbud is a large shrub or small tree that will grow to around 20 feet tall and as much across. It is fast growing and soon develops into a lovely specimen that will thrill you every spring with its stunning display of bright pink flowers carried on the bare branches. It requires little maintenance and grows in most states outside of the hottest areas. Although not very well-known, this is a gorgeous plant that should be growing in every suitable garden. It always attracts admiring attention wherever it is seen in its glorious spring display.