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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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eastern redbud is noted for spring blooms
Photo 11 of 11Small, deciduous tree noted for its purple/pink flowers in early spring before the leaves

Eastern Redbud (11 of 11)

Has decorative bean-like seed pods fall through winter
Drought tolerant once established
Tolerant of poor and alkaline soil
Plant in full sun to light shade
Prune after flowering in spring; fertilize in late spring
Height: 15-20 feet; Width: 15 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 9: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

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