Ruby Falls Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Deciduous Tree
Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Description: This weeping variety of Eastern redbud has heart-shaped leaves that emerge a deep purple. The leaves fade to dark green with purple hues in the summer and turn mixed shades of burgundy, orange and gold in the fall. Bright pink flowers appear in early spring before the leaves. It is marginally hardy and should be planted in a protected area.


Maintenance Type: Tree - Deciduous
Plant Care: Tree - Deciduous (single-stemmed woody plants that lose their leaves every winter): Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late winter to early spring for most trees. With spring blooming trees, prune after the blooms are spent. Choose species that are resistant to pest damage. Monitor the tree for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis. Protect the trunk especially where maintenance activities, such as mowing, may cause damage. Newly planted trees in areas with high exposure should have the trunk protected during the winter.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 6-8' tall x 4-6' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Tree, Foundation Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Dark Green, Multicolored, Purple
Bloom Colors: Pink
Bloom Seasons: Early Spring
Bloom Period: Mar - May

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate (1/2" every 7-10 days)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Unknown

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Education Center Parking
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter