- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Mature Height: 20' tall
- Mature Width: 20' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 15-20' apart
A WHITE FLOWERING COUNTERPART TO THE CLASSIC EASTERN REDBUD
- Pure white flowers bloom in April before the green, heart-shaped leaves appear
- This native tree is very versatile and will make an excellent focal point, patio tree or window tree - it is also one of our favorite trees to use when planting a grove of trees
- 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 White Redbud?
The White Redbud tree (or "Whitebud") is a cool and classy white-flowered version of our native purplish-pink Redbud tree. Plant it with yellow Butterflies Magnolia and pink Weeping Flowering Cherry for a spring blossom extravaganza, or underplant a grove of White Redbuds with native wildflowers like Virginia Bluebells and pink Woodland Phlox for a satisfying and soothing spring picture. This easy-to-grow, small to medium-sized ornamental tree is perfect for informal gardens in sun or shade, and it's invaluable in transitioning between sunny areas and woodlands - a role native Redbuds often play in the wild.
White-blooming Redbuds are extremely rare; only a few have ever been introduced. The one we grow, 'Alba', originated in the Carthage, Missouri nursery of John Teas, circa 1900. As a poor boy in Indiana, Teas carried home seedlings in his school lunch pail. As a young man, his obituary said, he traveled by foot, coach, train, and steamboat to work at a Rochester nursery. (No telling how long that trip took in 1850!) If only he'd been less modest and named his Redbud after himself! Then, more might still know his story and his name.
How to use in the landscape?
This Redbud blooms a magnificent display of pure white flower clusters before the deep green, heart shaped leaves appear in the spring. The flowers extend from the trunk to the tips of the branches. You will love this small tree that can be utilized anywhere in your landscape.
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: 20' tall
Mature Width: 20' wide
Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
Spacing: 15-20' apart
How To Plant
White Redbud is not as robust a grower as your average pink-flowering Redbud, but it still makes a fine specimen in a reasonably short amount of time. This is one tree that benefits from a planting location where it can be viewed from underneath. Those charcoal branches with pearly-white blossoms against a blue sky -- magical.
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. You want all of the plant's energy going to the white-flowering branches, not diverted by the common pink ones. 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 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).