An Explosion of Pink In The SpringJust when winter has reached the point where you can’t stand to wear a scarf and gloves again, the Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) bursts into a pink cotton candy ball of blossoms.The flowers come straight out of the branches and even the trunk. They pop out before the leaves do. When the leaves do show, though, they are perfectly heart-shaped and a lovely light green. One look at this tree in its full spring glory will bring a smile to your face.Another thing that will make you smile is how carefree this tree is. Since it is a native to the America’s, from the Great Lakes down to Texas, it adapts easily to most soils and doesn’t need a lot of your attention. It grows 1 to 2 feet per year until it peaks out at 20 – 30 feet.In the fall, the leaves turn a soft golden yellow. When they drop off, the bean-like seed pods that have formed on the tree branches throughout the summer remain. They give the tree an interesting texture during the winter.If you are looking for a low-maintenance, knockout flowering tree, this is it. Buy a few of Nature Hills Nursery stock before they sell out this year. They are a great bargain and will return their price in beauty many times over.* Early and showy bloomer * Disease resistant * Low maintenance.