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Rising Sun Redbud Tree

Cercis canadensis 'JN2' Plant Patent #21,451

Also known as the ‘Eastern’ Rising Sun Redbud, this tree is guaranteed to be the focal point of any landscape. Heart-shaped foliage with vivid orange, gold, yellow, and bright green colors appear during the summer to early fall months.

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The Rising Sun Eastern Redbud Tree produces abundant pea-like fuchsia-pink flowers that blossom in early spring before the foliage. This tree yields heart-shaped deep apricot yellow leaves from summer to fall. Throughout the growing season, the colors of the leaves will turn into shades of orange, gold, and yellow.

This Redbud's foliage turns a shade of lime green in the summer heat if planted in full sun. Its non-burning yellow foliage holds up well in heat and full sun. Rising Sun Redbud trees are disease resistant and attract wildlife. Spring and fall are the ideal time to plant this tree. This lush, colorful tree pairs nicely with our Kaleidoscope Abelia and Juniper Shrub.


Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 8 to 12 Feet
Mature Width: 8 to 9 Feet
Classification: Broad leaved deciduous flowering tree
Sunlight: Full sun to partial sun
Habit: Upright
Foliage: Deep apricot yellow
Flower Color: Rosy-pink
Pruning Season: Late spring after flowering
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Tolerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites
Growzone: 5-9 Rising Sun Redbud Tree Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Rising Sun Redbud Tree

After you purchase your Rising Sun Redbud Tree, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant stays happy and healthy for years to come!

How do I water Rising Sun Redbud Trees?

How do I water Rising Sun Redbud Trees?

After planting the Rising Sun Redbud Tree make sure to water it thoroughly. At first, most of the water you put on the plant will run away until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. Check the plant's health daily for the first week or so and then every other day. Water the tree using the counting method for the first few weeks.

How do I mulch Rising Sun Redbud Trees?

How do I mulch Rising Sun Redbud Trees?

We highly recommend that you mulch your Rising Sun Eastern Redbud Tree with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they break down. Mulching helps keep weeds away that compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient but does not cover any part of the stem with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.

How do I plant Rising Sun Redbud Trees?

How do I plant Rising Sun Redbud Trees?

When planting your newly purchased Rising Sun Redbud Tree, dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of ‘Eastern’ Rising Sun Redbud Tree spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. A good rule is that you should still see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a starter fertilizer that provides plants with a mycorrhizal fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots, fungus, and pathogens that can cause root rot.

How do I fertilize Rising Sun Redbud Trees?

How do I fertilize Rising Sun Redbud Trees?

Native trees such as Rising Sun Redbud Tree grow best when fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release fertilizer such as Espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize the Rising Sun Redbud Tree again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage denser foliage or faster growth of young trees. Don't fertilize the Rising Sun Redbud Tree after August. Fall is the time for plants to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter. In the South, a late May application and another in July would be perfect. More northern areas may wish to fertilize only once in June or July. Over-fertilization can be much more detrimental than under-fertilization. "Fertilizer burn" can occur when too much fertilizer is applied; this will result in their roots drying out and being damaged or even dying.


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