Cercis 'Ruby Falls'

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

Item # 49578
Ships in Spring at the proper planting time for your zone. View Schedule
Was $80.95 SALE $47.95
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, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Flower, Free Bloomer, Variegated
Bloom Color Lavender, Pink
Foliage Color Burgundy, Dark Green, Purple, Variegated
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, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Hawaii, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Review Summary
(Based on 3 Reviews)

5 star rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


5 star rating
Debbie60542 from IL wrote on March 24, 2019

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!

5 star rating
Beautiful Weeping Treasure
Kip Smithers from DE wrote on February 26, 2018

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.

5 star rating
Fairy-tale tree
ami l. from PA wrote on July 25, 2016

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.

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