The calls we are getting alot this past week or two is “What’s that tree with the rose/pink flower” or “I came through Arkansas and Missouri and saw the Redbuds, are they hardy here in Minnesota?”
We definitely carry the handsome Minnesota Strain of Redbud. We have them in all sizes, some in clump form and others are single stem trees. They are blossoming right now (which is early due to the crazy spring) and are absolutely gorgeous. The pictures here are of our Redbud clump at our home. This tree has been planted for 4 years now and is getting more and more beautiful with each passing year. The early morning sunlight today provided for a magical color show. The greens – of all shades – were glowing as was the Redbud with it’s rose/pink color, the Purple Leaf Sandcherry tree was full of blossoms and our flowering crab is in it’s glory.
The redubd is an ornamanetal tree – reaching only 20′-30′ in height and 25′ wide. The vase shaped tree even turns a brilliant yellow in the fall. Preferring moist, well-drained soil, it can be grown in full sun to partial shade. The northern Redbud was developed at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.