Sunday, May 02, 2010

Weeping Texas Redbud


Weeping Texas Redbud
Cercis canadensis var. texensis 'Traveler'
(SER-sis)
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This was a new variation on the Weeping Redbud Craze for me. The tree seems to be like the regular Weepers that you see but the price was almost double ($595 US) for a 6-foot high tree with a reasonable crown. Redbuds always invoke a little bit of an up and down feeling in the garden. When blooming they are a fabulous splash of color on the down side the ones I have managed have been weak wooded and mostly uncooperative and often have a very long period of decline before dying. The heart shaped leaves are nice however the craggy winter outline is less than desirable. I think they are good specimen to use on the edge of the woods where they can fade in and out of prominence instead of using them as a focal point. There is a small commercial development near my house that planted redbuds in their parking lot last year. Half of them died this spring and the some of the others have a lot of dead wood in them and as usual the others look great with a lot of flowers.

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11 comments:

Cher' Shots said...

Redbuds are so beautiful! I had several of them surrounding my home when I lived in Missouri. I miss them every year.

Dave said...

Vibrant shot with a lot of character.

Janet said...

Our redbuds are long since finished, thanks for another look.

EG Wow said...

Redbuds are gorgeous, aren't they?

Denise said...

Your Redbud shot is magnificent and that color is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Magdalena said...

Beautiful shot on the redbuds.

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous. Gorgeous and temperamental seem to go hand in hand, eh?

Autumn Belle said...

These are pretty little flowers in nice shade of pale purple.

Kala said...

One of my favorite spring blooms. Lovely capture.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks to all. Redbuds will continue to be a garden classic.

dancingmatilda said...

i just love this.