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The Western Redbud, also knows as the California Redbud, is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree native to the western United States, particularly California and parts of the southwestern U.S. 


The Western Redbud is known for its striking appearance, especially in the spring. It typically grows to a height of 10 to 20 feet  and has an open, spreading canopy. Its distinctive feature is its clusters of vibrant, magenta-pink to purple-pink flowers that bloom directly on the branches and trunk in early spring, even before its heart-shaped leaves emerge.


The leaves of the Western Redbud are green, heart-shaped, and alternate along the branches. They turn yellow or red in the fall, adding to the tree's visual appeal.


This tree is well-suited to a variety of habitats, including canyons, foothills, and chaparral regions. It is often found in dry, rocky, or sandy soils.


Western Redbuds are valuable to local wildlife. They provide nectar for pollinators like bees and butterflies, and their seeds are a food source for birds and small mammals.


Because of its striking appearance and ornamental value, Western Redbuds are commonly used in landscaping and as ornamental trees in gardens. They can be pruned to maintain a more compact shape if desired.


These trees are adapted to dry climates and are relatively drought-tolerant once established. However, they appreciate some supplemental watering during dry spells, especially when young.

The Western Redbud is the state tree of Oklahoma, where it is known as the Oklahoma redbud, and it holds cultural significance for various Native American tribes.


See my other listing for eastern redbud, for those in the eastern US

Perennial zones 7-10, any zone indoors as a bonsai. Please note that this plant is adapted to dry heat and not all zones are created equal. This tree will be happy in a dry zone 9 or 10 such as California but not a humid zone 9 or 10, like Florida.


Seeds require 90 days of cold stratification by direct sowing in fall/winter or placing seeds in your refrigerator. 


This is for 20 seeds


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All of my seeds are tested and guaranteed. Most of my seeds are fresh off of my own plants.

Western Redbud, California Red Bud Tree Seeds, Bonsai, Cercis Occidentalis


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