Regal Redbuds Blossoming Now

Redbud along St. Olaf Avenue
Redbud along St. Olaf Avenue

Minnesota Strain Redbud trees are now blossoming or forming blossoms.  This is always an exciting time of year, as the stunning yellow of the Forsythia trees and shrubs is fading, the iridescent purple of Minnesota Strain Redbud is coming on strong, covering smooth grey branches with hundreds of bright magenta/purple blossoms.

Minnesota Strain Redbuds have become my favorite flowering tree, not just because I love the masses of purple blossoms that add a wonderful burst of color to the landscape after a long winter, but also because these blossoms last so long!   While the blossoms of most flowering trees last 7 to 12 days, the Minnesota Strain Redbuds sport blossoms that usually last 20 to 30 days.  That is more than twice as many days to enjoy the feast for the eyes of the Redbud’s regal purple.Redbud

Redbuds can be planted in full sun to partial shade, and prefer properly drained soils.  Avoid we spots.  In Minnesota, the mature size is usually 15′ to 20′ tall and wide.

Our inventory of Minnesota Strain Redbuds is strong with over 100 in stock in a variety of sizes, and as single stem trees or clumps/multi-stems.