The Oklahoma redbud is a great cultivar option for someone who wants the traditional look of the eastern redbud but needs a hardier variety with more blooms. The Oklahoma redbud proves to be more tolerant to heat and drought conditions allowing it to grow in warmer zones or perform better in direct sun. The Oklahoma redbud has the iconic purple pink flower clusters that cover the branches in early spring. The bright flowers are some of the earliest to come on after the long winter so they become the main attraction of your landscape. The native redbud grows throughout the Midwest and the eye catching blooms will get your attention even as you zoom down the highways. The leaves quickly come on after the blooms. The broad heart shaped leaves are dark, glossy green. Then in the summer the seed pods offer visual interest. Though redbuds are not known for their fall foliage they continue to perform into autumn with a nice yellow and orange leaf color. Even in the winter the form of the redbud with its zigzag branches and smooth gray bark offers beauty through those gloomy days.No matter what variety you choose, the redbud with its wonderful form and year round interest has great potential for any landscape. Whether as a stand-alone tree for a home or patio, a focal point in a garden bed, or for adding color to a natural woodscape.
|Bloom Color:||Red, dark pink, bright pink|
|Bloom Period:||Early spring|
|Fall Color:||Orange to yellow|
|Foliage Color:||Emerges bright green transitions to dark green in summer|
|Genus & Species:||Cercis canadensis 'Oklahoma'|
|Mature Height:||15 to 25 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||15 to 25 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable, but prefers moist, but well draining soil that is rich in organic matter|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun; Partial sun; Partial shade; Dappled light|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.