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What is a weeping redbud?

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A weeping redbud is a multi-trunked, deciduous tree that matures to reach heights of 20 to 30 feet. It produces purple flowers in early spring before the foliage comes out.

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Weeping redbuds are native to eastern and central North America. They are found in open woodlands, thickets and limestone glades and along rocky streams. Their 1/2-inch-wide flowers bloom in clusters of four to ten. Weeping redbud’s leaves turn pale yellow or greenish-yellow in the fall. The trees grow best in full sun or partial shade, although partial shade is best in hot climates. Weeping redbuds do not require a lot of water, but they grow best with consistent moisture.

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