- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Mature Height: 10' tall
- Mature Width: 8' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 6-8' apart
A GRACEFULLY WEEPING VARIETY OF THE CLASSIC EASTERN REDBUD
- Bright pink-purple flowers bloom on the smoky-gray branches in April before leaves appear
- The heart shaped leaves gracefully weep down with the branching structure
- This native weeping tree is very versatile and and will make an excellent focal point, patio tree or window tree
- An important pollen source
- This bird-friendly native tree provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Why the Pink Heartbreaker® Redbud?
Pink Heartbreaker Weeping Redbud will surely win your heart like it has ours with its flowing form, its sweet heart-shaped foliage, and its perky pink flowers which hug the branches in spring. Growers love Pink Heartbreaker because its strong branching habit makes it less likely to get broken up during shipping than the older weeping Redbud selection, Lavender Twist (a.k.a. 'Covey'). If errant soccer balls occasionally find their way into your landscape beds, then you'll appreciate that strong branching, too! You'll also love Pink Heartbreaker's super-fast growth rate and its compact size. There are very few specimen trees that grow fast but don't get too big, and this is one of them.
At Eaton Farms in 2002, in a field of ordinary Redbuds, one chance seedling marched to its own tune -- a lone weeper among uprights. Now, July is a terrible time to dig a tree, but the field was being cleared for replanting, so Don Eaton moved the weeper to his home. It barely survived. Only one branch leafed out the following spring, but fortunately, that was enough to get the plant into production. Don's wife Kathy named the tree Pink Heartbreaker®, because it had nearly died and broken their hearts.
How to use in the landscape?
Don't mess around with this Pink Heartbreaker! An excellent weeping form of Redbud, this unique tree has a vigorous growth habit and an improved weeping habit over other weeping Redbuds. The vibrant pink pea-like flowers appear in early spring before the heart-shaped leaves. Plant one today and you will have the most incredible specimen tree around!
Why Bower & Branch?
At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees. - Trusted, Experienced Growers - Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise - Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.
We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 10' tall
Mature Width: 8' wide
Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
Spacing: 6-8' apart
How To Plant
Pink Heartbreaker® has breezed through some tough weather trials. Early on, the tree was sent to Tennessee for production, and it happened to be subjected to a very late 20°F freeze there, as well as two years of both prolonged drought and record heat. It sailed through all hardships. You'll find it to be one of the most trouble-free trees in your landscape. Give it sun or light shade and well-drained soil, and stand back. Just don't try to dig it up in July and move it once it's settled in!
How To Water
They require keeping the soil moist (not too wet) after initial planting. Once established, they are more tolerant of drought conditions, reducing your hand-watering responsibilities.
How To Fertilize
Redbuds like fertilizer! During fall, feed your Redbud Bower & Branch Elements Fertilizer once a year for about the first 3 or 4 years - this will give your tree all the nutrients it needs.
How To Prune
Redbuds occasionally sprout "suckers" around the base of the tree, as they appear be sure to prune them off. But when it comes to pruning the branches of your Redbud -- don't be afraid! They are so easy to prune -- prune to whatever shape you like. If you don't want to touch it -- that's fine. If you want to cut everything off except two branches that look like rabbit ears, that's fine too (although you might get some weird looks from the neighbors -- and your family).
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: 866-873-3888 - Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).