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Q.Why won’t my redbud bloom?

Zone Zone 8 | JerseySue added on April 1, 2015 | Answered

My small redbud is 3 years old and has never bloomed. It’s planted in a shady spot on the edge of my property. Every year, it gets leaves, but the tree hasn’t grown bigger.

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Answered on April 1, 2015

What type of redbud do you have and how tall is it? Different varieties reach different heights. How much has it grown in the past 3 years?

Generally speaking, it can take anywhere from 4-7 years for a redbud tree to bloom. The annual growth rate is said to be 12-18 inches. You said your redbud is planted in a shady spot - is that full shade or part shade? Redbud trees thrive best in a full sun to light shade location. So, hopefully your redbud is getting a little sun as redbuds will bloom more heavily when exposed to the sun. A redbud also prefers moist, well-drained soil and will not grow well in permanently wet or poorly drained soil.

For more information on growing redbud trees, please visit the following link:

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