Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls' (Eastern Redbud) in a 15 gallon pot.
Close up of cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls' (Eastern Redbud) leaves.

Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls' (Eastern Redbud)

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Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls' is a cultivar of eastern redbud tree known for its striking weeping habit and dark maroon red leaves. As a redbud, 'Ruby Falls' also produces cheerful rose-pink blossoms in early spring which persist for several weeks, attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, before its broad, heart-shaped red-purple leaves arrive in late Spring. As late summer approaches, burgundy leaves mature to dark green before falling in the autumn; weeping branches add multi-season interest through the late fall and winter.

Typically found as a small understory tree or large multi-stemmed shrub, Cercis canadensis is slow growing, but can reach heights of 20-30' tall; 'Ruby Falls' on the other hand is a dwarf cultivar that only grows to five to six feet tall, making it an ideally showy choice for smaller spaces. This cultivar's weeping, draped growth habit makes it a great, compact specimen or shade tree with great ecological appeal. As an understory tree, 'Ruby Falls' prefers full sun to part shade and moderately fertile soils with moist, well-drained soils. This cultivar is also deer, walnut, and clay soil tolerant.

Native to Maryland, Native to U.S., and Native to Eastern Shore
Mature Tree Height: Small: under 15 feet
Deciduous
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium and Well-drained
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Purple and Pink
Foliage Color: Purple
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Fall Color, and Winter Interest
Tolerances: Deer Tolerant, Clay Soil Tolerant, and Black Walnut Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Meadow, Small Space, Woodland Garden, Specimen Tree, and Shade Tree

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