Cercis Ruby Falls Redbud
A spectacular specimen tree, ‘Ruby Falls’ Redbud, Cercis, brings a soothing waterfall of color. Adored for its purple leaves and gorgeous rosy-purple flowers, ‘Ruby Falls’ Redbud is a cultivar of the popular Missouri native Redbud tree. Its vibrant show begins in spring. Prodigious dark raspberry pink flowers arise before the foliage on bright red stems and bracks. Its beautiful flowers are followed by glossy, heart-shaped maroon-red leaves held on pendulous branches. As the season progresses, the leaves become burgundy, then dark green in late summer. The elegant leaves are considerably shinier and richer in color than the native plant. Grows 5-6′ tall and 4′ wide.
‘Ruby Falls’ Redbud’s breathtaking dwarf weeping-habit makes an elegant focal point mixed in the garden with other plants, or on its own. Use it in perennial gardens, along woodlands, and in lawns. It works well in front of homes where a small, decorative ornamental tree is needed. Even in winter, its bare silhouette adds an elegant form to landscapes. Birds, butterflies, and bees visit ‘Ruby Falls’ often.
Plant in part shade. To get roots off to a fast start add a starter fertilizer when planting. Keep well watered until established. The trees benefit from occasional fertilizing and deep watering during dry spells.