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
- Important early season flower source for pollinators
- 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
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Mature Height: 20-25' tall
- Mature Width: 20-25' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 20-25' apart
Why plant 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 White Redbud 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.
Hardiness Zones: 4-9
How To Plant White Redbud
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 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.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
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.
* 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).