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Oklahoma Redbud Tree
The Oklahoma Redbud is an outstanding North American native flowering tree from you guessed it: Oklahoma, and Texas too! That means it's a real tough tree that can handle the heat, humidity and extreme weather conditions these states are known to have. But not is the the Oklahoma Redbud tough, it's beautiful as well. What really separates it from other redbuds is the abundance of deeper purple spring flowers and its thick, glossy leaves, which are heart-shaped but more rounded on the tips. More details below

Oklahoma Redbud Tree

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The Oklahoma Redbud
Cercis canadensis var. texensis  'Oklahoma'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

The 'Oklahoma' Redbud is an outstanding North American native flowering tree from you guessed it: Oklahoma, and Texas too! That means it's a real tough tree that can handle the heat, humidity and extreme weather conditions these states are known to throw at plants. But not only is Oklahoma tough, it's a beautiful as well. What really distinguishes it from other Redbud varieties is the deeper purple spring flowers and its thick, glossy leaves, which are heart-shaped but more rounded on the tips. It has also has shown slightly more drought tolerance. 

‘Oklahoma’ was discovered growing wild in the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma in 1964.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 15 to 20 feet tall and wide, the Oklahoma Redbud is ideal for use as a specimen or in groupings in sunny or shady landscape or woodland borders. Also nice to frame the corners of tall homes and to provide beauty and some shade around patios, porches and other outdoor living spaces. Oklahoma is more compact than others in the species so it fits well into smaller landscape spaces. Excellent planted among azaleas in woodland borders.

Suggested Spacing:  25' or more for space between trees




Cultural Preferences
 
The Okalahoma Redbud tree is very easy to grow in most any average, moist but well-drained soil and full sun or shade. It is very drought tolerant when established. Standing water or constantly soggy or wet soils can be problematic.

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 6a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Tree
Height at Maturity:  15-20'
Width at Maturity:  15-20'
Spacing:  25'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate
Flower Color:  Dark Purple
Flower Size:  1/2"
Flowering Period:  Late Winter to Early Spring
Flower Type:  Single, in Clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  bri9ght Green turning to shades of Yellow in fall
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist 
Soil pH:  6.5 - 8.0 (Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention, Songbirds, Hummingbirds
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Heat, Insect, Drought



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