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7 Breathtaking Weeping Redbud Trees You Need to See

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Is it just me, or do weeping trees have a certain charm?

I find them absolutely captivating, especially the weeping Redbud trees.

I’ve selected seven that are truly extraordinary.

Which one captures your heart the most?

Stunning Weeping Redbuds You Will Love

1. Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud

The Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud captivates with its stunning display of cascading purple leaves and vibrant pink flowers.

This dwarf tree is perfect for small garden spaces, maturing to heights of 6-8 feet.

It showcases a seasonal palette that begins with hot pink flowers in spring, transitions to purple and crimson foliage in summer, and concludes with golden yellow in autumn.

Hardy in USDA zones 5-9, the Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud thrives in well-draining, slightly acidic soils and prefers full sun to partial shade, making it a versatile and spectacular addition to any landscape.

  • USDA Growing Zone: 5-9
  • Average Mature Size: 6-8 feet tall, 5-6 feet wide
  • Type: Deciduous tree
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Blooms: Spring
  • Botanical name: Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’

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2. Cascading Hearts Weeping Redbud

The Cascading Hearts Weeping Redbud offers a dramatic garden spectacle with its drooping branches and heart-shaped leaves that transition from a reddish hue to deep green.

Loved for its early spring bloom, this tree features lavender-pink flowers that envelop its bare branches and trunk, providing a breathtaking display before the foliage emerges.

Perfect for small gardens or container planting, it reaches 8-10 feet in height and spreads about 10-12 feet.

This variety thrives in full sun to partial shade and requires well-drained soil to flourish.

  • USDA Growing Zone: 4-9
  • Average Mature Size: 8-10 feet tall, 10-12 feet wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Flower Color: Lavender-pink
  • Blooms: Early spring
  • Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis ‘Cascading Hearts’

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3. Whitewater Weeping Redbud

Embrace the stunning beauty and charm of the Whitewater Weeping Redbud, a small ornamental tree perfect for adding a splash of color to your landscape.

This variety is celebrated for its variegated leaves that transition from nearly white to green spotted with white over the season, and deep rose-purple flowers that bloom profusely along the branches in early spring.

Ideally suited for small gardens, the Whitewater Weeping Redbud thrives in both full sun and partial shade and can reach a mature size of about 6-8 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide.

Its weeping form and vibrant foliage provide a spectacular display of color throughout the year, making it a focal point in any garden setting.

  • USDA Growing Zone: 5-9
  • Average Mature Size: 6-8 feet tall, 5-6 feet wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Flower Color: Deep Rose-Purple
  • Blooms: Early Spring
  • Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis ‘Whitewater’

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4. Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud

With its compact, cascading silhouette, the Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud transforms any garden space throughout the seasons.

Profuse deep rose-purple flowers bloom on bare branches in early spring, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.

As spring progresses, heart-shaped leaves emerge in reddish hues, mature to dark green for summer, and turn vibrant yellow in the fall.

It is perfect for small spaces, this tree serves as a stunning focal point due to its size and dramatic flowering.

  • USDA Growing Zone: 5-9
  • Average Mature Size: 8-10 feet tall, 10-12 feet wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Blooms: Early Spring
  • Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis ‘Covey’ or Cercis canadensis ‘Lavender twist’

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5. Pink Heartbreaker Weeping Redbud

Resisting the charm of the Pink Heartbreaker Weeping Redbud is nearly impossible with its captivating spring blooms and unique weeping form.

Loved for its year-round beauty, this tree showcases small, lavender-pink buds that burst forth in late April, closely hugging its branches and creating a stunning display through mid-May.

As the blooms fade, leaves emerge in a vibrant red, transitioning to deep green as summer progresses, and then to yellow in the fall.

It is perfect for full sun locations, the ‘Pink Heartbreaker’ not only delights in spring but also offers a striking branch structure in winter, maintaining its allure across all seasons.

  • USDA Growing Zone: 5-10
  • Average Mature Size: 8-10 feet tall, 8-10 feet wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Blooms: Spring
  • Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis ‘Pink Heartbreaker’

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6. Vanilla Twist Weeping Redbud

Add enchantment to your garden with the ‘Vanilla Twist’ Weeping Redbud.

This petite, weeping ornamental tree dazzles each spring with snow-like blooms that cascade down bare gray branches, attracting butterflies and pollinators.

Its light green, heart-shaped leaves flutter through the warmer months, while its contorted branches create a striking silhouette against winter’s backdrop.

It is perfect for small spaces and container gardening, ‘Vanilla Twist’ is a conversation starter that fits beautifully into both full sun and partial shade environments.

  • USDA Growing Zone: 5-9
  • Average Mature Size: 10-12 feet tall, 7-8 feet wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Flower Color: White
  • Blooms: Early Spring
  • Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis ‘Vanilla Twist’

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7. Golden Falls® Weeping Redbud

Introduce a dramatic accent to your garden with the Golden Falls® Weeping Redbud.

This unique tree features a slim, columnar form that stands out with its electric lavender-pink blooms in early spring.

Post-bloom, its heart-shaped leaves transition from orange-tipped to a brilliant golden-yellow throughout the summer, maintaining their luminosity in both full sun and partial shade.

Great for adding vertical interest or creating a focal point, the Golden Falls® Redbud excels in both small and large landscapes.

  • USDA Growing Zone: 5-9
  • Average Mature Size: 8-10 feet tall, 3-4 feet wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Flower Color: Lavender-Pink
  • Blooms: Early Spring
  • Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis ‘NC2015-12’

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Want More?

There are many types of weeping trees, with the weeping Redbud being one of the most loved.

If you’re interested in exploring more, consider checking out our articles on the weeping cherry, weeping Japanese maple, and weeping evergreen trees.

Are you growing any of these varieties?

Share your experiences and favorite types in the comments below.

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Fern Berg - Founder

Expert Gardener & Horticulturist in Training

Fern has planted and currently cares for over 100 different native and exotic fruit, nut, and ornamental trees. She also cultivates an extensive vegetable garden, several flower gardens and cares for an ever-growing happy family of indoor plants. Fern has a special interest in biodynamic farming, food production and closed loop agriculture. Fern founded Tree Vitalize to help guide others with an interest in tree planting, identification and care.