Cercis 'Ruby Falls'



A Purple-Leafed Weeping Dwarf Redbud with Brilliant Spring Blooms and Heart-Shaped Foliage

The Ruby Falls Redbud is one of the most beautiful weeping Redbuds that you will find. It is small in size, yet forms quite elegantly and will be ready to catch your attention. The blooms show up in spring before the foliage. You will get lavender colored flowers sprouting from red stems. They will stay around for a few weeks before heart shaped maroon red leaves make their entrance close to the center of the tree.

As the season progresses into summer, you will notice that the beautiful foliage will start changing colors and turn into shades of dark green, combined with violet streaks. These purple hints will stick around throughout the entire season and will even be there during fall, only tapering off when the colder winter temperatures arrive. The Ruby Falls Redbud is a product of researchers at North Carolina State University and is a relatively young plant, having been developed in 2009. It can reach between 6 and 8 feet high and 6 feet wide, making it a dwarf tree that is quite easy to take care of.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Cercis
Species canadensis
Variety 'Ruby Falls'
ppaf PP22097
Zone 6 - 8
Bloom Start To End Early Spring - Late Spring
Habit Weeping
Plant Height 6 ft - 8 ft
Plant Width 4 ft - 6 ft
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Variegated, Flower, Fast Growing, Fall Color
Bloom Color Pink, Lavender
Foliage Color Dark Green, Purple, Variegated, Burgundy
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Fall Color, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 24, 2019


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

When I was sent this, it was an empty stick. My husband and neighbors all made fun of my little stick. I made sure I planted it with good soil and it grew well the first year and they all have eaten their words, they were amazed and love it. After 3? years, it is doing great and I have strangers that compliment me on it all the time!

Debbie60542 from IL
February 26, 2018

Beautiful Weeping Treasure

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have had my Ruby Falls for 3 years now and and it is just amazing. Beautiful pink blossoms in the spring and purple heart shaped leaves adorn the waterfall weeping branches through out the growing season. My Ruby Falls has grown about a 1.5' (4 feet now), and has filled out spectacularly. This is a focus piece to any garden.

Kip Smithers from DE
July 25, 2016

Fairy-tale tree

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

We bought one of these several years ago, it's absolutely gorgeous! It topped out at about 5' tall. The branches 'weep' beautifully, the dark bark and purple flowers in spring are stunning, and the purple-red heart shaped leaves are so perfect it's hard to believe this is a real, live tree! It's a total specimen plant-pick a spot to highlight it and you will receive tons of compliments, everyone who walks by wants to know what it is. Also, japanese beetles have ignored it and it's been hearty and healthy throughout droughts, excessive rains, heatwaves and polar vortexes. The only thing to watch out for is staking it-the large leaves and slender branches can turn it into a bit of a 'sail', so if it's in a windy spot I'd suggest a stake (or two) until it's really sturdy. Plus it's a native plant! Can't say enough good things about this sweet little tree, you will fall in love with it.

ami l. from PA

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