Last month I mentioned that the tree down the street had bloom and I didn’t get the chance to take photos. I first photographed it 2 years ago and asked for help identifying the tree. The owner did not know what kind of tree it is. In February it has pink blossoms for a short while. Some people suggested a fruit tree or almond tree, but the tree makes no fruit or nut. Most people suggested a Redbud tree. I looked it up and found this description:
Cercis canadensis, the eastern redbud, is a large deciduous shrub or small tree, native to eastern North America from southern Michigan south to central Mexico, east to New Mexico.
Most descriptions say it blooms in April, but everything in Florida is earlier. By mid or late April, central Florida is starting the heat of summer. Therefore, I’m calling it an Eastern Redbud. If you know this is incorrect, please let me know. The first week in March I drove by the tree and there were more blooms! I stopped and took a few snaps. Why is it still blooming? I think it’s because there is a second tree growing from its side. That section is in bloom.
I hope you all have a beautiful spring.
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25 thoughts to “Eastern Redbud Blooms”
Love your photos of the redbud tree. They grow wild up here and I always look forward to seeing them bloom. A little early for us though. Have a great day Carol!
The redbud blooms are really pretty…just like cherry blooms I love.
Great against a blue sky.
It will be a bit before we see our first redbuds here but I eagerly await that day. They are my favorite tree!
…this is one of my favorite, we will have to wait for ours to flower.
The redbud is Oklahoma’s state tree and I love it during the flowering season. Every once in a while we get a treat with snow when the redbuds are in bloom. Talk about beautiful.
There must be lots of redbuds there. Be sure and take photos when they’re in bloom. I’d love to see them. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Beautiful trees. Florida Southern College is located in Lakeland. They really have a beautiful campus.
You know with all the years I’ve lived in Florida, I’ve never explored Lakeland. I should do that one day.
There’s a Mark Knopfler song called The Redbud Tree but I didn’t know which it was. Beautiful.
Such a pretty tree. When I first saw the pics I thought it was a cherry blossom tree.
They both have pink blossoms but the tree down the street makes no fruit or nuts.
It’s a pretty tree. There is one in our neighborhood that blooms like that. It is gorgeous when in bloom but when the blooms fall, it’s like pink snow. We love it. Thanks for sharing at #aclwcc.
Beautiful blooms on that tree!
Ahh! I love the pretty blossom on the trees, I think we will have a little while before it appears over here in my part of the world.
I think it is a redbud and I’m a little surprised to see it in Florida. I read online they will do well in the more Northern parts of Florida, liking a little bit of shade (they need full sun here). I loved them so much when I lived in Kansas and Arkansas – they would have a long bloom season. Not so much here in my part of New York State but I still love them. Alana ramblinwitham
I like redbuds.
The weather has certainly been unusual this winter! Spring comes and goes often here, One day warm the next cold, It does not stay reliably warm until June. I grow my vegetable seeds inside and plant them out side in June and happily I have luck with them. The redbud tree is pretty! We have a flower Bradford pear tree in our backyard–it does not produce fruit and has white buds.that last about 2 weeks.
that’s interesting that it doesn’t produce fruit – I thought all fruit trees tried to make fruit
I live in north central North Carolina, and the redbuds have been blooming for about 2 weeks now. They’ll soon be spent, especially since we’re expecting a hard freeze tonight!
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What nice photos I alwyas like the redbud blooms they always look so pretty and elegant 🙂
Have a bloomingtastic week 👍
Love your stunning photos of the redbud tree, Carol.
Hugs and blessings.
So amazing tree
Beautiful tree , the blooms looks wonderful. Happy spring ! Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.