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Redbud Tree And Weeping Atlas Cedar

he Redbud plant family represents beautiful blooms in the springtime and colorful autumn leaves when cooler weather arrives. Two unique characteristics of this family are the different tones in the blossoms, and their dynamite fall color. Herbee wanted to share with you six of the most popular varieties. These medium size trees grow well in zones 4-9. They love full sun, but can take a little shade.

  1. Eastern pink blossoms
  2. Eastern Whitebud white
  3. Oklahoma fuchsia
  4. Lavender Twist or Covey
  5. Royal white
  6. Forest Pansy

One of the varieties, Covey or Lavender Twist has gorgeous fuchsia or pine color arriving in late April early May.

The Lavender will do well in zones five through nine and requires average watering. The leaves are a bright green and tightly curled.


Lavender Twist Or Covey

Covey Leaf

Covey Leaf



This Redbud grows at an average rate. I love putting this tree in front of a group of evergreen trees. The Covey will grow anywhere six to ten feet high and the same width. The Loropetalum is a great accent to this specie.

For awhile in the past the Redbud had a disease and many died off. It is best to prune these trees after their springtime bloom. Growers are producing excellent trees every year and improving in prevention of disease. Any one of these varieties make a spectacular focal point in your front or backyard.

Full Covey Plant

Covey

Cascading Heart

Cascading Heart

The Cascading Heart or Ace of Hearts is similar to the Covey. The Cascading Heart grows well in zones four through nine. I love this particular tree as each leaf looks like a heart and are clustered together.

A truly beautiful smaller tree with the the vibrant purple - pink flowers arriving in April. The growers are producing more of the Coveys and Cascading Hearts as they have become a hot commodity. To me, the leaf structure is a in a perfect natural shape of the heart. I also love the defined veins in each leaf. Great specimen.

Heart Leaf


Weeping Atlas Cedar

Weeping Atlas Cedar

The Weeping Atlas Cedar is a great accent in a garden along with the Redbud. It is an evergreen and does well in zones six through eight and possibly the upper half of zone nine. The soft needle like leaves are spaced so the branches can show their unique curves and twists. The Weeping Atlas Cedar will grow ten to fifteen feet high and six to nine or ten feet wide. A wonderful tree to plant in an open area and also be part of a focal point. If I am designing a large landscape area, I like to suggest putting a weeping Redbud in one area and a Weeping Atlas Cedar another area.

Close Up Weeping Atlas

I try and balance out the bed with both of these trees being a duel focal point. Notice the blue and teal color tones of the Atlas. Plant some evergreens throughout the bed with these trees and you will have a ray of color all year long. An alternative if the Weeping Atlas Cedar doesn't grow in your area is a Weeping White Spruce. The Weeping Spruce does great growing in zones two through seven. The Weeping Atlas Cedar is a bonus if you plant both specimens in a landscape garden or separately on your property.


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