Lavender Twist Redbud Tree: How to Grow and Care

Lavender Twist Redbud – One of the many joys of the world is flowers. Flowers come in all shapes and sizes and have an enchanting fragrance. We love to have them in our homes, gardens, offices, etc. Even though I would like to talk about each and every one of the flowers, today’s flower or flowering tree is the lavender twist redbud. The redbud, with its outstanding flowers and leaves, will make your garden look amazing, and it is very easy to take care of. Down below, you will find info on growing and caring for this lovely tree.

What is Lavender Twist Redbud

The lavender twist redbud tree was first discovered in a private garden in 1991 and was spread from there. The redbud tree grows 2-5 meters tall and is a dwarf species. This beautiful plant grows pinkish-purple flowers in spring that last three to four week. After the flowers fall in the beginning to middle of summer, this beautiful tree starts to grow heart-shaped forest green leaves that stay green until mid-to-end autumn.

The redbud tree lives up to 40 years and attracts bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. For your garden, this means that there will always be pollination, and you will have quite a lively flora. The lavender twist has many other names, such as eastern redbud, judas tree, and love tree, so if you see those names elsewhere, it means they are talking about the lavender twist.

How to plant Lavender Twist Redbud

lavender twist - eastern redbud

The redbud tree likes well-drained soil and partly shaded places so plant it accordingly. The best time to plant it in early spring, just when the world is waking up. When you decide to plant your tree, make sure to dig up a hole that is three times wider in width. After you place it, make sure it’s straight and fill up the hole. And there you have a lavender twist in your garden.

How to Take Care of Lavender Twist Redbud

You have successfully planted your redbud tree, and now you need to take care of it. Well, no need to worry because it has an easy-care regimen. This plant especially likes moisture, so you will need to fix a watering schedule according to where you live. To keep the soil moist for longer time periods, you can place mulch around your tree but make sure it’s not touching the trunk.

The best time to prune your redbud is autumn since it will be easier to determine where to cut and support natural growth.


The lavender twist redbud is an easily maintained beautiful plant, and it sure will give your garden a lovely aura. So, if you are considering or looking for something new to plant, I sure recommend the redbud. It will not only look amazing but also will bring life to your garden. I hope you enjoyed this entry and were able to find what you were looking for.

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