What Is a Rising Sun Redbud Tree?


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The Rising Sun redbud tree is an eastern redbud tree and a cultivar of Ray and Cindy Jackson of Jackson Nursery. “The Rising Sun” is the trademarked part of the name. The botanical name is Cercis canadensis. The eastern redbud originates in eastern North America.

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What Is a Rising Sun Redbud Tree?
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The Rising Sun redbud tree can grow up to 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide. In the spring, eastern redbuds are known for their fuchsia-colored flowers. However, the foliage of The Rising Sun changes specific colors based on the season. After the spring flowers and throughout the summer, the heart-shaped leaves turn from orange to yellow and then to lime-green. Specks or lined edges of the former color are apparent, giving this tree its ornamental use. In autumn, the leaves are golden yellow.

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