Ruby Falls blooms in profusion for two to three weeks in the months of March and April. Clusters of hot pink and rose-purple, pea shaped flowers bloom in clumps of color on mature trunks and the bare branches before the leaves show up. The bright flowers attract pollinators such as bees, birds and butterflies for a colorful display of movement and grace. Sitting on a bench nearby and watching the show is a way to get back into nature. It’s also a great way to introduce butterflies, bees and birds to young children who are sure to enjoy the display.
When the seed pods appear in summer, they give the appearance of looking like snow peas. The heart shape leaves of a deep rich purple open up in a ruby purple color in spring, then darken to a deep purple. As the season progresses the leaves change to summer green and then to bright yellow until the leaves fall in early winter. This tree gives color all year around for the enjoyment of all the seasons.
The Ruby Falls grows in loamy, clay, or sandy soil as long as the soil is well drained. It will need to be watered regularly until the tree is firmly established. It’s grown best in part sun to shade and is hardy in U.S.D.A Zones 6 through 9 with a pH level between 5.5 and 7.5.
If you want an eye-catching, elegant and small stature tree, then Ruby Falls Redbud is the one you are looking for. Your garden is sure to be the envy of all your gardening friends with this magnificent specimen in that special spot in your garden. The Ruby Falls Redbud will be a great addition to your yard for many years to come.