Redbud Trees
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Growing redbud trees

Zone 47711 | gnord2 added on September 10, 2017 | Answered

Regarding Red Bud trees, we have read your article GROWING REDBUD TREES: HOW TO CARE FOR A REDBUD TREE. We have two small trees in pots. 1. How big is the root system? 2. can they be trimmed to keep the small, say 5-7 diameter and 10 feet tall? 3. How close can they be planted to structures? 4.How big do the trunks get?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 11, 2017

It is a possibility to prune these shrubs to keep them manageable. As will all trees and shrubs, you will want to be mindful of what you are planting near. Although these shrubs are smaller in stature, the roots could still penetrate lines, and under asphalt. Here is a link that will help:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/redbud/cutting-back-redbud-trees.htm

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