The redbud does not grow like a traditional tree that has one trunk, but instead is considered multi-trunked. This plant can also be considered a shrub and be kept at a smaller height. You may need to remove some of the trunks that cross each other to keep the tree/shrub healthy. The best time to prune is in winter.
Once established, the western redbud tree is a flowering tree that is drought tolerant and grows well in areas that receive little water.
| USDA Zones:5-9
Sun/Shade:Full sun or light shade
Water Requirements: Little water once established.
Pruning: Prune for shape after flowering, major pruning in dormant season.