Cercis canadensis 'Flame Thrower'

Eastern Redbud

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Pink flowers emerge in spring prior to leaves
  • As leaves emerge they are burgundy red
  • Leaves continue to change color as they age, first yellow then green
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Songbirds

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow.  Plant in full sun in average-rich soil.  Prune in early spring if desired shape or size.

Height: 15-20 ft
Spread: 12-15 ft
Price Level 1: $109.99 ea.~#7
Bloom Color: Burgundy, Green, Yellow
Zone: 5-9

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Specimen
  • Focal Point
  • Fall Color


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Burgundy
  • Yellow

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring Bloomer
  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained