EASTERN REDBUD

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EASTERN REDBUD suitable for counties:
MISSOURI: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Bollinger, Boone, Buchanan, Butler, Caldwell, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Carter, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Daviess, DeKalb, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Gentry, Greene, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Madison, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, New Madrid, Newton, Nodaway, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry, Pettis, Phelps, Pike, Platte, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Reynolds, Ripley, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shannon, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Worth, Wright
MISSISSIPPI: Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Bolivar, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Covington, DeSoto, Forrest, George, Greene, Grenada, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lee, Leflore, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Montgomery, Newton, Noxubee, Perry, Pike, Pontotoc, Quitman, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Tate, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Warren, Washington, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha, Yazoo
NORTH CAROLINA: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Davidson, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Harnett, Haywood, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Lee, Lincoln, Madison, Martin, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Northampton, Orange, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Vance, Wake, Wilkes
NEBRASKA: Adams, Douglas, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Richardson, Sarpy, Webster, York
NEW JERSEY: Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Salem, Somerset
NEW MEXICO: Bernalillo
NEW YORK: Monroe, Putnam, Rockland, Tompkins
OHIO: Adams, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Coshocton, Darke, Defiance, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Preble, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Union, Van Wert, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Williams, Wood, Wyandot
OKLAHOMA: Adair, Atoka, Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cherokee, Cleveland, Comanche, Creek, Custer, Delaware, Dewey, Grady, Haskell, Jefferson, Johnston, Kiowa, Latimer, Le Flore, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Major, Marshall, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, Murray, Muskogee, Nowata, Oklahoma, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tulsa, Washington, Woods, Woodward
PENNSYLVANIA: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lancaster, Lehigh, Mifflin, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Snyder, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland, York
SOUTH CAROLINA: Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Cherokee, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dorchester, Edgefield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenwood, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Oconee, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, York
TENNESSEE: Anderson, Bedford, Benton, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Cannon, Carter, Cheatham, Clay, Cocke, Cumberland, Davidson, Decatur, DeKalb, Dickson, Franklin, Giles, Grainger, Grundy, Hardin, Haywood, Henry, Houston, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lincoln, Loudon, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Maury, Monroe, Montgomery, Moore, Morgan, Obion, Overton, Polk, Putnam, Roane, Rutherford, Scott, Sevier, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, Unicoi, Union, Van Buren, Warren, Washington, Weakley, White, Williamson, Wilson
TEXAS: Anderson, Angelina, Austin, Bell, Bowie, Brazos, Brewster, Cherokee, Comal, Cooke, Crockett, Dallas, Freestone, Galveston, Gillespie, Gregg, Harris, Hays, Houston, Jefferson, Johnson, Kaufman, Kerr, Lampasas, Madison, Marion, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Pecos, Polk, Real, Robertson, Rusk, San Augustine, Smith, Somervell, Sutton, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Titus, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Walker, Washington, Wichita, Wise
VIRGINIA: Albemarle, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Charles City, Charlotte, Chesapeake, Chesterfield, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Gloucester, Goochland, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Highland, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Lee, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, Montgomery, Nelson, New Kent, Newport News, Nottoway, Orange, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Richmond, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Surry, Sussex, Tazewell, Virginia Beach, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Wise, York
WISCONSIN: Grant, Sauk
WEST VIRGINIA: Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Summers, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, Wyoming
ALABAMA: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, Wilcox, Winston
ARKANSAS: Arkansas, Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Chicot, Clark, Clay, Cleburne, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Grant, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Marion, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Phillips, Pike, Poinsett, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Sharp, St. Francis, Stone, Union, Van Buren, Washington, White, Woodruff, Yell
CONNECTICUT: Litchfield, New Haven
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: District of Columbia
DELAWARE: New Castle
FLORIDA: Alachua, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Washington
GEORGIA: Bartow, Burke, Camden, Chatham, Clarke, Crisp, Dade, DeKalb, Dougherty, Elbert, Floyd, Forsyth, Gordon, Grady, Habersham, Hall, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Lanier, Lowndes, Macon, Miller, Morgan, Murray, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pike, Spalding, Stephens, Tattnall, Walker, Wayne, Whitfield, Worth
IOWA: Fremont, Harrison, Madison, Mills, Pottawattamie
ILLINOIS: Adams, Alexander, Bond, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Will, Williamson, Woodford
INDIANA: Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Newton, Noble, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Porter, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wayne, Wells, Whitley
KANSAS: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Elk, Franklin, Geary, Greenwood, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Kingman, Labette, Leavenworth, Linn, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery, Morris, Nemaha, Neosho, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Saline, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Wilson, Woodson, Wyandotte
KENTUCKY: Anderson, Ballard, Barren, Bath, Bell, Boone, Bourbon, Bracken, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Campbell, Casey, Christian, Clark, Clinton, Daviess, Edmonson, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Greenup, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Hart, Henry, Hickman, Hopkins, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Larue, Laurel, Letcher, Lewis, Logan, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Mason, McCreary, Meade, Menifee, Mercer, Metcalfe, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Ohio, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Scott, Taylor, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Warren, Wolfe, Woodford
LOUISIANA: Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, La Salle, Lafayette, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Ouachita, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Carroll, West Feliciana, Winn
MASSACHUSETTS: Barnstable, Franklin, Hampshire
MARYLAND: All counties
MICHIGAN: Allegan, Berrien, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Ottawa, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne

Eastern redbud belongs to family of fabaceae plants, its species name is canadensis. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Eastern redbud has green foliage and bears purple colored flowers. Eastern redbud booms in spring.The plant grows in erect form with multiple stems. Eastern redbud is a slow growing plant, a mature Eastern redbud can grow up to 30 feet. This plant is highly tolerant to draught conditions. Other varieties of this plant are eastern redbudeastern redbud,,Mexican redbudMexican redbud, and Texas redbud

The state tree of Oklahoma, Eastern Redbud is a moderate to rapid-grower when young, reaching a height of 20 to 30 feet. Thirty-year-old specimens are rare but they can reach 35 feet in height forming a rounded vase. Trees of this size are often found on moist sites. The splendid purple-pink flowers appear all over the tree in spring, just before the leaves emerge. Eastern Redbud has an irregular growth habit when young but forms a graceful flat-topped vase-shape as it gets older. The tree usually branches low on the trunk, and if left intact forms a graceful multitrunked habit. Be sure to avoid weak forks by pruning to reduce the size of lateral branches and save those which form a `U'-shaped crotch, not a `V'. Keep them less than half the diameter of the main trunk to increase longevity of the tree. Do not allow multiple trunks to grow with tight crotches, instead space branches about 6 to 10 inches apart along a main trunk. Yellow (although somewhat variable and unreliable) fall color and tolerance to partial shade make this a suitable, attractive tree for understory or specimen planting. Best not used extensively as a street tree due to low disease resistance and short life, but is nice in commercial and residential landscapes. Plant in a shrub border for a spring and fall color display.

Height, Mature (feet) : 30 Foliage Color : Green
Growth Form : Multiple Stem Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -28
Frost Free Days, Minimum : 170 Drought Tolerance : High
Flower Color : Purple Growth Rate : Slow
Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Palatable Human : Yes
Bloom Period : Spring
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Reproduction

Seeds per Pound : 18000 Fruit/Seed Abundance : Medium
Seedling Vigor : Medium Seed Spread Rate : Moderate
Propogated by Bulbs : No Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Small Grain : No
Vegetative Spread Rate : None Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Bloom Period : Spring Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End : Summer Fruit/Seed Persistence : Yes
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Container : Yes
Propogated by Cuttings : Yes Propogated by Seed : Yes

Use

Fuelwood Product : Low Palatable Graze Animal : Low
Protein Potential : Low Palatable Browse Animal : Medium
Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Lumber Product : No
Naval Store Product : No Post Product : No
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Human : Yes

Physiology

After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - - Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 25
Height, Mature (feet) : 30 Fruit Color : Brown
Foliage Texture : Coarse Shape and Orientation : Erect
Foliage Color : Green C:N Ratio : Medium
Foliage Porosity Summer : Moderate Growth Form : Multiple Stem
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : No Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Low Growing Grass : No
Bloat : None Nitrogen Fixation : None
Toxicity : None Foliage Porosity Winter : Porous
Flower Color : Purple Lifespan : Short
Growth Rate : Slow Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer
Flower Conspicuous : Yes Fruit Conspicuous : Yes
Resprout Ability : Yes

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -28 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 1200
Frost Free Days, Minimum : 170 Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 24
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 300 pH (Minimum) : 5.0
pH (Maximum) : 7.9 Precipitation (Minimum) : 80
Precipitation (Maximum) : 80 Drought Tolerance : High
CaCO3 Tolerance : Low Fertility Requirement : Low
Moisture Use : Low Fire Tolerance : Medium
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : No Anaerobic Tolerance : None
Hedge Tolerance : None Salinity Tolerance : None
Shade Tolerance : Tolerant Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Cold Stratification Required : Yes

EASTERN REDBUD GALLERY

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Larry Allain. USGS NWRC.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
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Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.
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Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.
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Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.
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Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory.
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Patrick J. Alexander. Provided by Patrick J. Alexander.
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Patrick J. Alexander. Provided by Patrick J. Alexander.
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Elaine Haug. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. United States, VA, Woodbridge.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, MD.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, MD.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, MD. 1959.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, MD. 1960.
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Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co., Garden.
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Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co., Garden.
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Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co., Garden.
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Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co., Garden.
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Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co., Garden. June 8, 2008.
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 335. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
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Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.

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