The Rising Sun™ Redbud

The Rising Sun™ Redbud

3 Seasons of Brilliant Foliage Changes


Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 36217

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Bareroot
Item # 48043

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The most brilliantly colored selection of the Eastern Redbud yet, with spring foliage of deep apricot-orange, maturing to yellow and then speckled lime-green in summer, only to return to its rich golden tones for autumn. Coupled with abundant rosy-orchid blooms and vigorous yet compact growth, The Rising Sun™ is an absolute essential for the sunny garden.

Before the tree leafs out in spring, abundant pea-like flowers of lavender-rose open all along the trunk and branches, remaining for several weeks. The foliage follows, heart-shaped and very richly colored. As the deep apricot of new growth matures through shades of orange, gold, and yellow, all colors are present at once on the tree -- a truly magnificent sight!

When the hot weather of summer arrives, the foliage of The Rising Sun™ turns a handsome shade of lime-green. Very resistant to heat and burn, it looks good even in the dog days of August before burnishing rich golden-orange again for fall.

A selection of our native Eastern Redbud, The Rising Sun™ is naturally resistant to pests and disease, growing rapidly in a wide range of soil types and moisture levels. It tops out at a very compact 8 to 12 feet high and about 8 feet wide, the ideal size for showcasing its beauty as a specimen or the focal point of an accent planting. Tolerant of light shade, it is very adaptable and easy to grow. Zones 5-9.

Review Summary
(Based on 2 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Reviews

Colorful
T Lamb from MS wrote on June 17, 2015

If you live along the Gulf Coast (I'm within blocks of the Gulf), don't give this full sun. Give it light shade. Be patient. It took it about a year to settle in, but this summer it's gorgeous. The color change in light shade is very slow, so that the peaches and yellows are long lasting on each leaf.

Fabulous Little Tree
EMB from VA wrote on July 30, 2013

We received our Rising Sun bare root a year ago and marveled at how quickly it bloomed and grew a solid foot the first summer. I worried about it making it through the winter, especially due to the fact that we do not have green thumbs. Well to our wonderment, it not only came back, but this summer it has tripled the foliage. Neighbors love it and can see the apricot coloring two houses away. It brings a great contrast to the dark green grass everyone. Best of all, the deer, which are plenty, do not come anywhere near it. Our weeping red bud new this spring is doing just as well.