Can a redbud tree grow in the High Desert?
Apparently, the redbud tree does grow in the High Desert, a fact I discovered personally on my recent tour at Marti Browne’s farm. Marti gave me a handful of bean-like pods to plant. Today I planted them in two pots and some in the ground. If they grow as well as Marti’s has, then I’m in for a treat.
How to Care for Redbud Trees
Redbuds are supposed to grow quickly, one to two feet per year. There is a proper way to plant the seed pods. Redbuds grow with full sun or light shade and require moderate water. Plants need some winter chill for the best floral display. Today is possibly a good day to plant them because more rain and cold weather are coming High Desert’s direction tonight (snow down to approximately 5,000 ft.). The redbud grows well with drought or wet soil and best with well-drained soil.
Marti’s redbud was blooming with purplish-pink blossoms. The gorgeous tree has heart-shaped leaves, and its blossoms attract hummingbirds and butterflies.