Flame Thrower® Redbud

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

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Regular price $79.99


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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 30 reviews
Ernesto Cortez
happy with my purchase

Tree in very good health, the size exceeded my expectations, it was also branched and at a good price. They are very kind, they accepted my request to change the shipping date. I will buy from them again.

Redbud - Flame Thrower

The product arrived in dormant state and was very well packaged. At the time of this review it has yet to leaf out so it is too early to add more to this. However, the tree came as described and I am hopeful it will also grow as advertised.

Rockin’ Ron
Redbud Flame Thrower

My ordered tree was delivered promptly and was well packaged, and even arrived a bit taller than ordered. The tree was received trimmed bare, and with very minimal soil on the roots. So I did receive my order, and now it’s about allowing the tree to get established and I hope to see buds soon as Spring isn’t too far away. My fingers are crossed for this beauty!

Looks good so far

The redbud tree is nicely sized and appears healthy. I planted it and mulched it immediately, but I will only see what it looks like if and/or when it emerges from dormancy (to make sure it's actually alive and is the correct cultivar).

L. Hixson
Excellent quality

Appreciated the updates on shipping and arrival so everything was prepared for the tree when it arrived. It was planted immediately. I'm very impressed with the healthy quality and size of the tree. Packaging was outstanding. Can't wait for spring to see those new leaves!