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Red Elderberry vs Eastern Redbud

Sambucus racemosa

Cercis canadensis

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Red Elderberry
Eastern Redbud

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

The Eastern Redbud is known for the pea-like pink buds that emerge in clusters on the bark, embellishing the tree in stunning flowers. They have a longer bloom time, sometimes for two to three weeks before the heart-shaped leaves emerge for the summer. Inedible pods emerge that turn brown in the summer, this tree is a part of the bean family.

Native to the Eastern North America. The Eastern Redbud can tolerate acidic and alkaline soil. Plant this as a beautiful understory species or shaded residential yard or garden. The bright pop of color will make an attractive ornamental tree.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

EASTERN REDBUD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: bright red berries
Flowers: white
Flowers: rose-purple, pea-like
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: high



Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: judas tree