May 9, 2005
This is 'Heidi's Tree,'
an Eastern Redbud
planted on Mother's Day
in her honor.

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Eastern Redbud Pages
Heidi's Redbud Journal
Growth Chart
Detailed Facts
Julie's Tree Calendar
Forest Pansy Redbud
Julie's Trees




Facts at a Glance
Cercis canadensis

Planted May 2004
Planting height: 8'
Planting trunk: 2" (multi)

2006 Update
2-yr height: ?'
2-yr trunk: ?"

Mature Height: 20 to 30'
Spread: 15 to 25'
Growth rate: Fast
Form: Irregular, graceful
Flowers: Pink
Fall color: Yellow Hardiness zone: 4 - 9
Culture: Partial shade

Best feature:
pink flowers

Worst problem:
needs regular pruning

Do over? Yes

Redbud Reprise and No Mulch Volcanoes

'Judas Tree' May Still Be Weak

Thinking Ahead to Fall?

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A Tree Grower's Diary
Eastern Redbud

JOURNAL OF HEIDI'S EASTERN REDBUD TREE

Photographs and text by Julie Walton Shaver

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Mother's Day, May 2004

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Gabriel and his dad,
Frank, assess the redbud's position.

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Mike, a family friend, helps Gabriel
on planting day.

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Jacob greets his
mom's tree one year
after planting.
Planting day photographs by Heidi Francobandiero

Black space holder type.

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June 5, 2005
Heidi and Hayley

Black space holder type.


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May 9, 2005

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June 5, 2005
   

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May 9, 2005
Leaves of the Eastern Redbud emerge light green on the zigzag branches.

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June 5, 2005
By June, they deepen to a medium or dark green.

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May 9, 2005
Sweet, little heart-shaped leaves.

 

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June 5, 2005
My, how you've grown!


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Nov. 15, 2005
. . . and changed. Pink to greens, now yellow.

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May 4, 2005
Makes a house beautiful!

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June 5, 2005
. . . and makes it a home.


See Heidi's Redbud Growth Chart
For Julie's detailed comments, see the Eastern Redbud fact page
See also the 'Forest Pansy' redbuds at St. Francis Cathedral
Read the latest Tree Grower's Diary blog entry


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