Red-bud tress are early bloomers. They initiate spring with a bright magenta-pink surge of blooms that emerge directly from branches, called cauliflory. Healthy, vigorous tress can capture sight and imagination, such as those in parks; those in forests might be thinner but accent the bare tree surroundings- a welcome to spring. The flowers of the red-bud are also edible! Posted here are some red-bud photos in various settings.