'Forest Pansy' has a beautiful purple bud and the leaves are suffused with burgundy, and nearly black-purple as they emerge. The plant is elegant and stately.
We also carry a weeping variety, 'Ruby Falls'; both are real stunners! The varieties, 'Ace of Hearts' (compact) and 'The Rising Sun' (peach colored leaves) are available at our nursery, as well.
As with all of the redbuds, these small trees are welcome additions to springtime floriferous displays.
See Cercis canadensis for the general desciption of redbud.