Planning on adding flowering redbuds trees in your garden? There are a lot of reasons why that is a good idea.
First of all, they are beautiful. This is a feature that people definitely want in their gardens. Flowering redbuds trees are great lawn trees as a bunch of them looks really nice. They are also nice for shrub borders and foundation plantings. Larger varieties of redbuds can serve as small shades for courtyards or patios. Have a naturalized setting? Flowering redbuds trees are perfect. Plant them at the edge of woodland and see how they add a great look to it. No wonder these trees are viewed by many gardeners as essential.
Season change brings out different kinds of beauty to the tree. Early in spring, small flowers spring from them on different parts including the branches, twigs and may even reach part of the main trunk. Beanlike pods start to appear in clusters after the blossoms. They continue to sprout up to winter. They eventually give rise to a good number of seedlings surrounding the tree. The leaves of the tree are heart-shaped and broad. When fall arrives, they turn into a bright yellow color but the color may be inconsistent. In the winter, the tree becomes a striking silhouette with its leafless branches – goes greatly with light-colored walls.
Flowering redbuds trees are dependable and adaptable. There are also many types to choose from. Do you like white blossoms? Choose the Alba species. Is pink more to your liking? Get the Appalachian Red, Rubye Atkinson, Tennessee Pink or the double pink blooming Flame. The dwarf type Covey offers lavender flowers, coupled with twisting or zigzagging branches. The Forest Pansy delivers gaudy purple foliage in spring and slowly turns burgundy-green as summer approaches. The flowers are rosy purple. The Silver cloud gives a unique look with its white marbled leaves.