To say that Ruby Falls is a unique tree is perhaps an understatement. With large weeping heart shaped leaves, it is a tree that resembles a tiny monster as much as it does a tree. That's why, if you have a little bit of imagination and are willing to take a risk, this is a wonderful tree to use as the focus planting in a part of your garden. The human eye can't resist looking at it. Perhaps it triggers part of the brain that forces your attention, like a striking piece of art or some other captivating subject. If you want your yard or garden to beckon the eye and demand attention this is a great tree for the job all season long whether in branch, bloom, or leaf.
Ruby Falls is a purple redbud that will maintain purple/red leaves through the growing season. Like the forest pansy, the depth of color depends on the amount of sun that the leaves receive. In full sun the leaves will transition to a deep green with brighter green veins - The one pictured here is in full summer sun in August, hence the green shades. In full shade, they will remain more purple with green veins. Like all redbud trees, the for pansy has captivating heart shaped leaves and small bright purple flower clusters in the early spring. Redbuds are hearty and disease resistant trees, and can tolerate a wide range of soil and light conditions.
|Bloom Color:||Pink, magenta, purple|
|Bloom Period:||Early spring|
|Fall Color:||Yellow, orange, copper and gold|
|Foliage Color:||Glossy leaves emerge red, transitioning to purple then dark green|
|Genus & Species:||Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls' PP22097|
|Mature Height:||4-6 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||3-4 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:||5 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
I have never shopped with this nursery but I was looking for a specific tree and this nursery had it and it was close to my house. Since Covid shut everything down I’m not sure how this experience varies with how they typically do business. So I purchased the tree online through their website. I went to pick it up and it basically looks like a stick. There were 3 little blooms on it. That was it. I wouldn’t have purchased this tree had I known it would be this immature.
I planted it in a pot - it is still not growing!
Good quality Redbud Tree. Highly recommended.
So I just got my Weeping Ruby Falls Redbud, and it was packed extremely well, and looked great on arrival. It's actually about 4-5 feet all, with buds that have partially swelled. I planted per the New Blooms instructions, and can't wait to see how it grows this season!
I planted my tree three days ago. The buds are swelling. Hope to see leaves real soon. It came very well packed for shipping. Very pleased.