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Where to Plant a Redbud

Q. Where is the best location to plant a redbud?

A. Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis), is a lovely early spring blooming tree that is relatively small in habit and appropriate for small yards. They should be planted in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Redbuds are very pH adaptable and will grow equally well in alkaline or acidic soil. It's best to plant redbuds in an area with good air circulation to reduce the chance of fungal diseases. Redbuds do not respond well to stress, so care should be taken to water regularly, and keep the tree as disease- and insect-free as possible.