Flame Thrower® Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'NC2016-2'
Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Spread: 15 ft.

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Regular price $79.99


Shipping Starts: October 30, 2023
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Introduced in 2020, this tree is spectacular! A brand new introduction from the JC Raulston Arboretum a NC State University, this is your opportunity to add a unique and rare tree to your personal garden or yard. A cross between the burgundy colored and golden redbuds, the Flame Thrower® displays up to five colors (burgundy, red, orange, yellow, lime) of foliage on each branch. The size of the Flamethrower is similar to that of the rising sun, keeping it small, topping out at 15 to 20 feet high and 15 feet wide. Like most other redbuds, it is a low maintenance tree and can tolerate full sun with minimal leaf scorch, but does best in morning or afternoon sun.

This is a tree that is sure to sell out, so make sure you get your hands on one while our supplies last.

The Flame Thrower Redbud is similar to the rising sun, but larger in stature meaning that it is more useful as a single specimen in a garden bed or yard and that the canopy or structures will play more of a role in selecting a planting location. With it's multitude of bright yellows, reds, and oranges, the flame thrower pairs well with the solid deep greens of hostas, perennials, boxwood, grasses and ferns when in a garden bed, or as a single tree with natural dark brown mulch and elements of hardscaping. Given that it is even more audacious than the Rising Sun, we recommend pairing with companion plants that bring in greens and other neutral colors, which frame the flame thrower in the landscape. The Flame Thrower is a native cultivar, and pairs well with other native perennials when the goal is a native North American garden. 

Proper fertilization is also important. The more new growth on the tree the more color you will see - you can find more information about how to plant and fertilize on the tab labeled "Care" below.

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
Tysha Hardy-sellers
Flamethrower redbud

Beautiful tree. I also had great advice and service. Looking forward to purchasing more from New Blooms.

LuEmma Hixson
Outstanding quality

Our first Flame Thrower, planted in the fall, did not survive. An upgraded replacement was sent , arriving with new small leaves, in excellent condition, even after an extra shipping days in the southwest heat. It is the focal point in our garden and continues to thrive. I am impressed with the quality and care from New Blooms. Thank- You!

Heather Koffman
Love this tree!

I can't say enough positive things about our tree and this company! We bought a flamethrower redbud tree in the fall and planted it, but despite our best efforts it failed to thrive. I contacted the owner and sent him some pictures and I had a replacement tree on the way within the same week. Absolutely wonderful customer service and support. Our new tree is thriving and we are starting to see small leaves coming out of the tree. Couldn't be happier!

Kathy burns

So far doing great still dormant but hopefully all is well thank you.

2 six ft flame thrower redbuds

Picked up two dormant flame thrower redbuds. Planted them 5 days later. Water every day. Both have small red leaves beginning to sprout in less than two weeks. Very pleased and look forward to enjoying them through the seasons.