What tree has large red heart shaped leaves?

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  1. majoroufan

    majoroufan New Seed

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    The leaves are bigger than the palm of my hand. I'm having a hard time figuring this out. Any help is appreciated.
     



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  2. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi majoroufan, welcome to the Stew.

    Is there any chance you can get a picture of this tree? It is really difficult to make an ID without a picture.
     
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    majoroufan New Seed

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    Yes I can. The tree looks like a dwarf but can't tell for sure. I'll try to uplink the picture tomorrow.
     
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    Red Buds ? Hello neighbor! Im just NW of you!
     
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    majoroufan New Seed

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    Yes in my research,I do believe it is a redbud. However, everything I read says the leaves turn green and the "red" you see is when the tree is flowering.

    This tree has beautiful deep dark heart shaped leaves all the time. Is this some sort of special species of redbud maybe?

    I know very little about horticulture, so pardon my ignorance. I'm building a house, and have to select a tree for the front yard, and I don't want a large tree. I want something small with color, and easy to care for.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    There is a Redbud cultivar called 'Forest Pansy' the leaves start out scarlet and become maroon as they mature. That may be what you have.
     
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    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    Maybe it is Paulowania or something like that.. i have one and it is heart shaped and dont know the name .......It is also hardy.zone 5. :oops:
     
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    Eileen, I think you hit the nail on the head! The description and pictures appear to be a match with the Forest Pansy Redbud tree. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!

    Here's a shout out to my fellow Okie - Starlight Farms. NW of OKC? Enid? Kingfisher? Woodward?
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Actually Majoroufan it wasn't me who ID'd your tree it was Toni. I just posted the piccies so that you could see for yourself if it was the right one. :-D
     
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    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    Whoops

    I goofed.
    Mine arent red leaves.....But I am going to show a photo of the green ones when they do grow..larger.

    It was hardy whatever it is.

    b
     
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    Thanks for the Shout Out! Im in Piedmont. Not far from the City at all! Are you near by? Im glad you found your trees identity! I have a few redbuds babies and one mature one. they are really lovely! :)
     
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    majoroufan New Seed

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    Starlight,

    We are practically neighbors. I live at NW Hwy & Council Rd! Small world.
     
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    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    I have a suggestion.......

    Why dont U 2 discover each other at McDonalds?

    ha ha
    :-D :-D :-D
     
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    LOL woohoo! Its a great place to live :) We probably pass eachother on a regular basis! as many times as we drive to walmart! Mm Mcdonalds! Yummy. im hungry! LOL So, are you male or female OUFan? (BTW, Hubby is OSU All the way LOL) ***ducks and hides cause I dont wanna get in the middle of this subject**