This redbud is white, and shouldn't be overlooked.
Redbuds are a strangely overlooked group. They have far fewer pests and ailments than flowering fruit trees and require very little pruning or shaping. They thrive nearly anywhere, although they aren't at their best in the fog belt. Given enough water, they can withstand decent heat and wind. They also withstand cold in all but the highest, bleakest mountains.
These trees grow at a moderate rate to an ultimate height of 35 feet, but usually are seen as rounded 20-footers with a graceful horizontal branching pattern.
Early in the year, bare-root trees are available for a brief time, but nurserymen usually plant them in containers shortly after they arrive from the growers. In addition to the rosy pink and white forms, there is a light, pure pink variety called 'Rubye Atkinson' and a rare smaller-growing purple-leafed form named "Forest Pansy' which has purplish pink flowers and red fall foliage.
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