Rising Sun Redbud Trees

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. Get two trees in one with fuschia pink blooms during spring. This Redbud Tree is perfect for nature lovers, as it attracts wildlife including butterflies, songbirds and hummingbirds with its sweet nectar.

Growzone: 5-9

As Low As $139.95
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5 to 6 Feet Tall $139.95

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15" Tree Staking kit by DeWitt $16.95
Treegator Watering Bag $27.95

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This Plants Growzone: 5-9
Growing 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.

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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. Heart-shaped deep apricot yellow leaves appear in the summer through fall and mature through shades of orange, gold and yellow with all colors present at once. 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.

Spring and Fall are the ideal time to plant this tree, and is sure to add a pop of color to any landscape. This lush, colorful tree pairs nicely with our Kaleidoscope Abelia and Juniper Shrubs.

  • Great specimen tree with its bright yellow foliage and pink-purple flowers
  • Can be used as a focal point
  • Attracts birds and butterflies
  • Foliage is disease resistant


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Planting Information

Before you buy a Rising Sun Redbud, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required
and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I water Rising Sun Redbud Trees?

How do I water Rising Sun Redbud Trees?

After back-filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Rising Sun Redbud Tree a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. 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. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5, a three gallon pot would be 15, and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so, and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator Bags can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long row of trees.

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 type of 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 which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but don’t cover any part of the stem of the plant 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 a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because these products usually retain entirely too much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of ‘Eastern’ Rising Sun Redbud Tree to 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. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.

Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant, fungus, and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.

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 if they are 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. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully with the Rising Sun Redbud Tree. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots produces excellent results, and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Rising Sun Redbud Tree, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution. There are many slow-release fertilizers on the market. If you can find a fertilizer formulated for shrubs and trees, this fertilizer would work well on ‘Cercis’ Rising Sun Redbud Tree. However, slow-release is certainly not the only way to fertilizer trees such as the Rising Sun Redbud Tree. A less expensive fast release fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 will work just as well if applied twice during the early spring and early summer. If you are looking for a fertilizing routine tailored to your specific conditions, a soil sample should be taken and the fertilizer and trace elements matched to the needs of your soil.

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 about right. More northern areas may wish to fertilize only once in June or July. The amount of chemical fertilizer used per plant will vary with the size of the plant and its root system. Over-fertilization can be much more detrimental than under-fertilization. "Fertilizer burn" can occur when too much fertilizer is applied, resulting in a drying out of the roots and damage or even death of the Autumn Fantasy Maple Tree. It is much, much better to err on the side of too little fertilizer than too much. When roots are burned, the first sign is often scorched looking leaves. If over-fertilization is severe, the plant may just wilt and die. If you are a beginner at growing plants, the Rising Sun ‘Eastern’ Redbud Tree is one of the easiest trees to grow. However, it may be helpful to know that a very small plant which is planted in the ground will take about 1/8 - 1/4 cup of fertilizer. A very large tree in the ground will take 2 - 3 lbs spread around the drip line of the branches (not next to the trunk). This is a very loose estimate, so please read the directions on the fertilizer before applying it. Never fertilize a plant with a chemical fertilizer if the plant looks sick or wilted. If a plant is struggling due to a disease or root problems, the fertilizer will only add stress to it's life. Try to cure the problem before adding fertilizer.


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