redbud http://hppr.org en The Redbud Adds Color and Beauty http://hppr.org/post/redbud-adds-color-and-beauty <p></p><p>One of the earliest trees to bloom in the spring is the redbud.&nbsp; This favorite ornamental rarely reaches heights of greater than 20 feet.&nbsp; The redbud comes in three color varieties: white, red, and purple.&nbsp; They are self-pollinating and a fast grower, but that also means they have a shorter lifespan.&nbsp; The redbud is a member of the legumes- their seed pods and flowers are edible.&nbsp; They are forgiving of soil types, growing best in moist, well-drained sites. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Skip Mancini 11139 at http://hppr.org The Redbud Adds Color and Beauty