Trying to decide whether to plant a dogwood or an Eastern redbud? This article, The Belle of the Ball, published in Roanoke Valley HOME, might just sell you on the redbud.
Here’s an excerpt:
The eastern redbud, like the dogwood, is a harbinger of spring. Its flowers—small and pinkish-red in color—bloom early, beginning in March, and long before its leaves come in. Early bloomers, or pollinators, are especially important to insects and birds that have survived a long winter and need to feast on the season’s first flowers.