Plants That Survive and Thrive on the OBX – Eastern Redbud
Join the Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Dare County in the coming weeks to discuss plants that have been proven to survive and thrive on the OBX!
Redbud is a deciduous, often multi-trunked understory tree with a rounded crown. It is slow-growing and will mature to 20-30’ tall. From March to April, the Redbud blooms profusely putting on a show with its stunning pea-like flowers.
Flowers are anywhere from pink to red to purple in color. Unlike many other plants, the flowers are seen before the leaves.
The flowers are only about 1/2 inch wide and have 4 -10 flowers in a cluster.
Through fall and even winter, the flat seedpods provide food for the songbirds and smaller wildlife.
- Well-drained soil is ideal
- Tolerate all soil types
- Full sun to partial shade
- Slightly salt tolerant
- Attracts Pollinators
Pest & Diseases
- Japanese beetles, Leaf Hoppers, Caterpillars, Webworms, Scale
- Mildew, Leaf Spot, Verticillium Wilt
- Cankers can be a significant disease problem
Check back in the coming weeks to learn about more plants that survive and thrive on the Outer Banks.
Learn more about Master Gardener℠ volunteer programs in Dare County!