What Are Some Varieties of Redbud Trees?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 11, 2020 8:18:50 AM ET

Two main species of redbud are the Eastern redbud and the Chinese redbud, each with an abundance of cultivars. Eastern redbud varieties include "Convey," a weeping specimen with pinkish-purple flowers, twisting branches and a mature height of only five feet. In direct contrast is "Forest Pansy," which can grow to a mature height of 30 feet. In spring, it flowers in pinkish-purple, and in cooler summer climates, its leaves remain a rich dark burgundy.