A STUNNING WEEPING REDBUD WITH DEEP BURGUNDY FOLIAGE
- Bright pink-purple flowers bloom in April before leaves appear
- The heart shaped burgundy-purple leaves gracefully weep down the branching structure
- This native tree is very versatile and will make an excellent focal point, patio tree or window tree
- Important early season flower source for pollinators
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 6-8
- Mature Height: 6-8' tall
- Mature Width: 5-6' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 5-6' apart
Why plant Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud?
When Ruby Falls Redbud first went up for sale in 2010, it rocketed to the top of many people's wish lists for the garden. This charismatic little tree has it all! What other ornamental tree can boast delicate lilac-pink flowers in spring, bold plum-purple foliage, and a graceful weeping habit? What's more, this choice native flowering tree's small size means it has a place in any garden, large or small. You'll probably want to give Ruby Falls a premium, high-traffic spot in your landscape, such as near your front door, patio, or deck, because this dazzling specimen tree deserves to be shown off. Get Ruby Falls Redbud off your wish list and in the ground today!
This tree was no chance discovery, but rather the result of a carefully orchestrated nine-year program. NCSU's Dennis Werner got the ball rolling in 2001 by placing a red-leaved Redbud (Forest Pansy) in a cage with a weeping Redbud (Lavender Twist®) and a nest of bumblebees. Twenty-three seeds from that pairing germinated. Then, Werner waited four years for those trees to reach fruiting age. When they did (having cross-pollinated each other), they produced the next generation of seeds. From the thousands that germinated, the best one was chosen -- Ruby Falls!
How to use Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud in the landscape?
No more excuses! This beauteous tree deserves to be in any garden, big or small...just because. A weeping Redbud with rosy-purple flowers appearing before the red-purple leaves. Heart shaped leaves emerge red-purple in spring gradually maturing to deep purple then acquiring a hint of green as the season wears on. Ideal as a specimen planting in a high traffic location, I know I want one... well, just because. What about you?
Hardiness Zones: 6-8
How To Plant Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud
Ruby Falls isn't as cold-hardy as regular Redbuds; areas with winters that drop to -5°F may be its northernmost limit. A site in full sun will coax the richest coloring out of its leaves and make for the densest display of both foliage and flowers. As for shaping, if you want the tree to grow taller before it weeps, you may have to help it along by staking the leader. This only works on the fresh, new growth, however, as the wood becomes brittle once it "hardens off".
How To Water
Irrigate with the Bower & Branch Elements Watering System to deliver a steady supply of moisture to the roots during the critical first couple of years of establishment. Ruby Falls will be somewhat drought tolerant after that, but its foliage will look its best with regular water.
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 big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-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 you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Gowers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
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Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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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).
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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.
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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).