The Lavender Twist Redbud Will Steal Your Heart

Jeana Cadby
April 29, 2019

Exquisite lavender flowers adorn wispy branches of the weeping Lavender Twist Redbud tree. Perfectly compact, graceful, and bound to steal your heart, this tree sparks love at first sight.

Something to Weep About

One of the most striking features of the Lavender Twist Redbud Tree is the unique weeping structure. A fountain of beautiful color and dainty petals makes for a gorgeous accent tree.

Delicate flowers are deep pink, and elegantly ornament the very natural flow of gracefully contoured, twisted branch growth. While the structure of the Lavender Twist has a weeping nature, this tree may end up bringing tears of joy, as the uniqueness of this specimen is truly a wonder and delight. The excellent cold hardy-ness of this tree is one more advantage that makes this tree truly a joy to behold.

Dark green, heart shaped leaves are especially charming when illuminated by the early morning sun. Colorful flowers pop out against rich, cultured wood, and emerge mid to early spring. Like something out of a fairy tale, flowers also attract butterflies and hummingbirds. These adorable pea-like gems hang tightly to wispy branches as they cascade to the ground, trailing in the wind like a wedding veil.

Adorably Compact

Compact size keeps the Lavender Twist Tree at 8 feet tall with an 8 foot spread when mature. Taller trees can be staked and pruned, or twisted trunk growth can be nurtured for a droopier specimen. A low canopy is excellent for an urban setting, creating a naturally mystical ambiance. This tree has great character, with hanging branches, interesting habit, and a lattice-like structure.

This weeping redbud is adorably compact, contributing absolutely stunning features to any landscape, while only taking up a small footprint. Adding texture to a landscape is easy with the addition of such a lovely touch of vivacity. Plant a Lavender Twist to cultivate a symphony of color, when incorporated into a diverse backdrop.

Suitable for small gardens, this tree will thrive in a diversity of outdoor environments. Flowers will emerge before leaves flush out, displaying the full, breathtaking spectacle of lavender bloom. Emerging leaves are reddish purple, peeking out along elegant, pendulous branches. Fall in love with the perfect balance of a distinctive tree with colorful flowers, charming leaves, and a wonderful personality.

A Lasting Impression

This cold-hardy tree prepares for winter a bit earlier than most deciduous trees, exposing curiously charming, twisted branches. Come autumn, the once dark green leaves turn to gold before wistfully falling to the ground. Bare branches create a whole new look for the Lavender Twist Redbud, never failing to stand out and captivate an audience.

Morning sun with afternoon shade in well-drained soil creates the perfect growing conditions for the Lavender Twist. Prune during the dormant season, providing structure and support to maintain optimum shape during early growth. Throughout the winter season, the umbrella form makes for a fun silhouette when covered in snow. Then, keep an eye out for lush summer growth, for a dramatic transformation.


The Lavender Twist Redbud Tree (Cercis canadensis ‘Covey™’) is here to steal your heart. With fairy tale flowers, enchanted cascading branch form, and persistently captivating seasonal transformations, it is impossible not to fall in love.

Do not be fooled by the perfectly compact size of the Lavender Twist, as this tree insists on dazzling the scene with the umbrella of its naturally wild and captivating form. What is the most uniquely beautiful thing about the Lavender Twist Redbud Tree?

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