What makes the Redbud so special is its gift of spring color and its hardy adaptability. This tree, which usually grows no taller than 30 feet, bears showy pink flowers in very early spring which last two to three weeks.  The leaves also emerge with a reddish color, giving way to a lustrous summer green and finally to a striking fall yellow. Even in winter this little tree is pleasant to behold, with its arching limbs and rounded crown. Its size and adaptability make it as welcome in a forest setting as in a home landscape, where it can serve as a specimen tree or in a group.