Ruby Falls Redbud is a small size weeping tree. The lavender blooms last for a few weeks and appear before the foliage. Then the heart shaped maroon red leaves make their appearance close to the center of the tree.
As summer approaches, the red foliage changes colors turning into shades of dark green with purplish streaks. These purple stripes on the leaves will stick around throughout the entire season and will even be there during fall, only tapering off when the colder winter temperatures arrive. The Ruby Falls Redbud is a product North Carolina State University developed in 2009.