Other uses and values
Eastern redbud is a popular ornamental . It is listed among trees
useful for xeriscaping (landscaping for minimal water use) . It is
sometimes a valuable source of nectar for honey production . The
flowers may be pickled for use in salads or fried (a common practice in
Mexico). An astringent fluid extract from redbud bark has been used in
treating dysentery .
Eastern redbud is the state tree of Oklahoma .
- 11. Brown, Russell G.; Brown, Melvin L. 1972. Woody plants of Maryland. Baltimore, MD: Port City Press. 347 p. 
- 13. Calabrese, Diane M. 1993. A geography of state trees. American Forests. 99(3&4): 34-37. 
- 40. Olcott-Reid, Brenda. 1990. Xeriscaping: Landscaping to conserve water. Flower & Garden. 34(3): 44-45,66-69. 
- 41. Powell, A. Michael. 1988. Trees & shrubs of Trans-Pecos Texas including Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks. Big Bend National Park, TX: Big Bend Natural History Association. 536 p. 
- 47. Roy, Douglass F. 1974. Cercis L. redbud. In: Schopmeyer, C. S., technical coordinator. Seeds of woody plants in the United States. Agric. Handb. 450. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 305-308. 
No one has provided updates yet.