This small Carolinian tree grows in the shade of larger trees. True to its name, it has beautiful pinkish blossoms in spring. Grey County is outside its normal range, but it can thrive in a protected location. This tree is an excellent, compact tree for multi-season interest and adaptability. In Spring will produce white and then berries in June that the birds will relish. Drought-tolerant and grows in both sun and shade. Height to 8m. The flower clusters, which are borne along the stems, are rich in both nectar and pollen, thus providing a valuable food source for early bees at a time when food is scarce. Bees that visit these flowers include honeybees, bumblebees, mason bees, cuckoo bees, long-horned bees, mining bees, and sweat bees. Redbuds are also host plants for the larvae of several butterflies and moths. Blossoms also attract hummingbirds. Cardinals and grosbeaks eat its seeds.