The Native Western Redbud is perfect for any Bay Area Landscape.
The Western Redbud is native to California, Arizona, and Utah. It can grow as a large deciduous shrub or as a multi or single trunk tree. The Redbud can reach up to 20 feet tall, 15 feet wide, and have a life span of 40 to 150 years if taken care of properly. This tree loves the sun and needs just a bit of cool temps to bring its beautiful magenta flowers to bloom in spring. The Western Redbud is a perfect, low maintenance tree for properties in our Bay Area.
Let’s break it down:
- The Western Redbud is a native shrub
- It can be trained into multi or a single trunk tree
- Enchanting flowers bloom in spring, displaying beautiful magenta hues
- This tree is un-fussy (meaning typically low maintenance)
- Does not need heavy watering during summer months
- Leaves will drop in fall
- The tree is susceptible to tent caterpillar attacks (No worries, we can help you with this)
- The tree will be bare in winter, except for the brown seedpods that will hang on through the cold
- It is a favorite of the leafcutter bee
If you are thinking of adding the Western Redbud to your landscape, it’s a pretty good bet for our climate! Our arborists are on standby and happy to answer any questions!