Garden Gems Emerald Redbud Tree (Cercis canadensis ‘NC2014-5’ PPAF)

Garden Gems Emerald Redbud Tree


What is Garden Gems Emerald Redbud Tree

Vivid Flowering Tree for Small Landscapes

This tree is a magnificent addition to your landscape, no matter the size of your space. In spring, it becomes a true focal point as it brightens your landscape with vivid, cotton-candy like flower clusters. And with a compact growth habit, the Garden Gems Emerald Redbud is also perfect for small spaces – it grows just 8-10 feet tall, while other Redbud varieties can reach up to 20 feet or more.

The compact size makes this tree strong and durable, too. The sturdy branch unions can stand up to wind and storms much better than other Redbud varieties. Growing naturally small and neat, it will only need one late-winter pruning to maintain its shape. Plus, with minimal pest problems, the Garden Gems Emerald Redbud is nearly no-maintenance. 

The Garden Gems Emerald Redbud isn’t just low maintenance and strong – it’s also beautiful. Flowering abundantly in the early spring, this Redbud will be covered in tightly packed, bright pink blossoms, creating a vivid pop of color that will brighten your landscape and your day.

And the foliage won’t disappoint, either. The heart-shaped leaves add an uncommon yet delightful texture to the tree. As the new, heart-shaped foliage grows in, it’s marked with hues of red. As the foliage matures, it changes into a vibrant green.

Don’t miss out on this new introduction – perfect for adding color to small spaces. Get your Garden Gems Emerald Redbud today!

Garden Gems Emerald Redbud Tree (Cercis canadensis ‘NC2014-5’ PPAF) Cercis canadensis ‘NC2014-5’ PPAF

How to Grow and Care for Garden Gems Emerald Redbud Tree

Garden Gems Emerald Redbud Tree (Cercis canadensis ‘NC2014-5’ PPAF) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 5-9 outdoors


Select an area with well-drained soil and full sun to partial sun (4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight with some afternoon shade).

Dig a hole twice as wide as the diameter and as deep as your tree’s root ball. Place your tree, backfill the soil, and water to settle the tree’s roots. Finally, spread 3 to 4 inches of mulch over the planting site to conserve moisture.


During the first year, water your tree about once or twice weekly. If you’re not sure when to water, check the surrounding soil to about 3 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water your tree.

After the first year, your Redbud can thrive on rainfall alone, but we recommend that you continue to check the soil. Soil should remain moist about 3 inches down.


In early spring, apply compost or a complete fertilizer, such as 5-10- Spread evenly around the root zone of the plant according to the label instructions.


Prune the tree in early summer after the tree is done blooming. Begin by removing any larger lower branches and branches that cross over each other or rub together.

Cut off the branches close to the trunk without leaving any stubs. If several branches need to be removed, remove gradually over a few months. In late winter, prune any dead or damaged wood and remove any shoots that are growing from the bottom of the trunk.

Garden Gems Emerald Redbud Tree (Cercis canadensis ‘NC2014-5’ PPAF) Details

Common name Garden Gems Emerald Redbud Tree
Botanical name Cercis canadensis ‘NC2014-5’ PPAF
Plant type Flowering Trees
Hardiness zone 5-9 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 8-10 ft.
Width 8-10 ft.