The Belle of the Ball: Eastern Redbuds Take Center Stage

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redbudsTrying 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.

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