Online DirectoryWebmailRegistrationSearchSitemapWinona State HomepageContact UsAbout Us
Spacer

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Featured Trees

Tree Location

Additional Feature Photos

Dawn Redwood

Kentucky Coffeetree

Ornamental Pear

Blue Beech

Northern Catalpa

Ginkgo

American Yellowwood

River Birch

Red Pine

Magnolia

Japanese Tree Lilac

Quaking Aspen

Tulip Tree

Eastern Redbud

Eastern White Pine

Amur Maackia

Autumn Purple Ash

Crabapple 'Donald Wyman'

Princess Kay Canadian Plum

Ruby Red Horsechestnut

Black Locust ‘Purple Robe’

Northern Pin Oak

Freeman Maple

Black Alder

Littleleaf Linden

Balsam Fir

Norway Spruce 'Acrocona'

Trees Company

Glossary

References

<% Function GetHeadline() GetHeadline="Eastern Redbud " End Function %> > Trees of Winona State University > Eastern Redbud

14.   Eastern Redbud

(Cercis canadensis)

Almost immediately after it was planted on the Winona State University campus, the Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) began to bloom.  While some trees wait several years to mature and begin blooming, the Redbud, also called the Judas Tree, is a small tree which begins blooming when very young.

In early spring, before any leaves appear, the tree becomes a mass of lavender.  The flowers are found in numerous clusters along twigs, branches, and even along the trunk.  Because of its early, small and plentiful blooms, the Redbud can be mistaken for a purple flowering Crabapple.  However, a Crabapple and most other flowering trees bloom from the tips of the twigs.  The flowers of the Redbud are followed by thin heart-shaped leaves, which turn bright yellow in fall.

The Redbud is a small tree, almost never growing to a height of more than 30 feet.  The Redbud is native to Midwestern and eastern North America from Canada to the southern states, but this far north it is marginally hardy and can be damaged easily by harsh winters.  Interestingly, early American settlers used Redbud blooms in salads and the blooms are still considered a delicacy in Mexico.

On the Winona State University campus, an Eastern Redbud can be found just west of the main entrance on the north side of Minné Hall.  A second Redbud is located in the WSU Meditation Garden located at the southeast corner of the Performing Arts Center.

(see #16 on the maps)

Eastern Redbud

 

Last Modified: Thursday, May 08, 2008 13:59 by

End of Navigation
Copyright © 2005
Information contained on this website is available to individuals with disabilities in alternative formats upon request
Last Modified: Thursday, May 19, 2005 11:21
Image of Flaming W, The Winona State Logo Winona State University
P.O. Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987
1-800-342-5978
webmaster@winona.edu