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Helpful Gardening Tips
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
The (Eastern) Redbud Tree, also known botanically as Cercis canadensis, grows as a perennial throughout the U.S. This tree bears unique heart-shaped leaves and beautiful pink blossoms. The Eastern Redbud Tree is the hardiest and easiest to grow. Planted outdoors, it reaches 20 to 30 feet at maturity, yet it can be developed to a much smaller size when planted in a container. It needs full sun in well-drained soil, with regular maintenance, including pruning and feeding. It can take a new Redbud Tree four years of steady growth with no health issues to produce blooms, yet you will be rewarded for your efforts every year after that for the life of this beautiful tree.
Plant your Redbud Tree in a place that receives plenty of sunlight since this tree requires complete to partial sun to thrive. If you plant your Redbud Tree near another tree, ensure it is well-spaced since it must get direct sunlight. This tree thrives best in loamy, sandy, well-drained soil that is amended with Perlite. Ensure the hole is two times the size of its nursery container. Cover the roots with soil and water, then water your Redbud Tree every 7 to 15 days, or if the ground feels completely dry at three inches. Run your hose at the base of the tree, at low volume, for five to ten minutes. Fertilize your Redbud Tree with a 10-10-10 fertilizer diluted to half-strength before the tree blooms in the spring. Apply it to the soil rather than around the base of the trunk so you don't harm the roots, then water deeply after feeding your Redbud Tree.
Use sharp, clean shears to remove overgrowth and crossed branches from the crown.
It is best to wait for the coldest period of winter to pass before pruning your Redbud tree. Don't prune in the fall since fungi spores spread and fester. Likewise, don't prune flowers until they fade in the spring and summer. Also, cutting Redbud Tree branches in the summer slows the tree's development if you're trying to restrict the tree's size.
If you plant your Reduced Tree in a container, ensure it is twice the depth and volume of the original nursery container and has at least one drainage hole in the bottom, such as a glazed ceramic or wooden container like a half barrel. Add small stones to the bottom before filling the container to assist with draining, then fill with fast-draining soil consisting of four parts loam, two parts sand, and one part perlite. Place the Redbud Tree seedling so that the base of its trunk is level with the top of the soil. Avoid planting too deeply or shallowly since this will hurt the tree's growth. Then, add a thin layer of mulch to keep the soil moist. Position the container where the Redbud Tree will receive full sun. Move the container to dappled shade during the hottest part of the day, especially in hotter climates, since the sun will cause the soil to dry out rapidly.
Your Redbud Tree will be the blooming highlight of your garden, whether growing in the ground or in a lovely container.