Redbuds are an amazing and varied species of tree. They evolved in the boundary areas of forests, but the last twenty years have seen an unprecedented evolution in the species thanks to cultivation by humans. Redbuds now come in many shapes and sizes with weeping trees for small spaces (4'w x 6'h) and trees in almost every size in between up to 30 feet. Colors vary from oranges, yellows and greens, reds, purples and burgundy. There are even amazing variegated trees like Carolina Sweet Heart and Alley Cat.
All of this makes the redbud one of the most widely used, beautiful, and versatile trees on the market. They tolerate full sun to part shade and once established are an easy tree to care for.