By Mike On March 27, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous
Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud Tree
I love this tree! -Mike McGroarty
Gorgeous. Where can I get one? Or two, or three . . . .
Gay, you’ll have to find one locally more than likely. They can be pricey, $150 or more. Along with my Backyard Growers we buy them wholesale really cheap for small trees. I think I paid less than $10.00 for some of the ones that I have. I bought several hundred for my nursery at that price. http://freeplants.com/wanted.htm
Spring Hill nursery has it in the newest catalog. I just saw it for $69
glad to see you also on pinetrest. !! I love your posts !
Very pretty! You will have to find a pic online to pin to Pinterest…can’t pin from your pics, or from facebook.
they are both very cool and i am going to start looking in the nursry as i have the perfect place for either or both depending on cost. but thanks mike your the best
Must have! Love this!
This is beautiful! I want one!!
Mike, it this Lavender Twist hardy in places like centeral MN? I have a spot that is protected and gets sun about 8 hours a day. I have been trying to find something colorful and this tree fills that requirement and looks good when not in bloom.
Peg, if you can find one in your area I’d give it a try. Does really well in zone 5, could probably tolerate zone 4 well enough.
I just pinned this from here. What a pretty tree! About how tall at maturity?
Susan, because Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud is a weeping tree, it will only grow as tall as it has been trained to grow. So pretty much what ever height yours is when you buy it, that’s as tall as it will be. It still should be pruned for shape, if not it will just grow in all different directions, but not in an upward fashion.
Many of these come out of Texas, I have seen Yellow, White and Orange flowering “Redbud” an they are very expensive. Most are standard “Redbud) type.
I love your posts too Mike…get some great ideas from you..appreciate it……
Mike where is your nursey?
Louise, my nursery is in Perry, Ohio but at the moment I’m really not selling any plants. Maybe next year. Still trying to put the nursery together.
A long time ago I had a Variegated dogwood tree when I lived in Pennsylvania I received from a local nursery. I really loved this tree. I move to Delaware & can not find anywhere. The leaves were green with white edges & the flowers were white with pink edges… oh how do I get rid of cable grass. This grass takes over everything, grows even on my driveway. Thank you.
Please help me locate.
Eric, the dogwood you describe is probably Welchi, another is Rainbow Dogwood. Use a non selective herbicide on the grass, but don’t get it on any other plants.
Redbud ain’t gonna make it in Lake Wobegon.
can this tree be planted in zone 6?
yes one is growing across the street from me in central new jersey
Can this be grown in a large pot?
It could be, but plants really are the happiest in the ground. A potted plant needs winter protect and you have to keep them fed.
Just planted a bareroot Lavender Twist about 5 weeks ago.
No budding yet.It`s alive(green inside).I water well
a couple times a week. Any way to jumpstart this guy?
Not really much you can do but wait. Your tree was bare root. I suspect the plant dried out a little while be stored as a bare root tree and the buds were damaged. The tree needs time to figure out what happened, then make new buds. It’s frustrating, but there’s really nothing you can do. Right now fertilizer would surely kill your tree.
Good news is you only one tree. I have 250 in exactly the same state right now. Yeah, it’s frustrating.
Thanks Mike – the pitfalls of living in the city.
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