Oklahoma Redbud
(Cercis reniformis 'Oklahoma' )

  • The `Oklahoma' Redbud is a deciduous tree, native to the southwestern including Texas.  It reaches 30 to 40 feet in height with a 15 to 20-foot width, and grows slowly into a rounded or vase shape.
  • The incredibly shiny, thick, leathery, dark green leaves have rounded or notched tips, are two to three inches wide, and turn yellow before dropping in the fall.  The deep pink to red flowers appear in profusion up and down the tree limbs in springtime, well before the leaves begin to emerge, creating probably the best Redbud display. The four-inch-long seedpods which follow are a lovely purple color and remain on the tree well into the winter.  This is one of the nicest (if not the nicest) Redbuds!
  • This tree should be grown in full sun or partial shade on moist, well-drained soil. It is highly drought tolerant once established and grows well in all areas within its hardiness range.

Information Source: Cercis reniformis 'Oklahoma':
Oklahoma Redbud

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