Life Expectancy for Red Bud Trees

  1. GmaGoldie profile image87
    GmaGoldieposted 4 years ago

    I was researching red bud trees for my yard and somewhere I found the life expectancy is 20 years. This seems like a very short time for a tree.

    Any one have a red bud tree older than 20 years?

    My goal is to make a "privacy" fence with a row of trees. I wish for the living fence to last longer than 20 years but not take up too much space like evergreens might.

    Suggestions? Has any one seen a row of red bed trees used in the landscape?

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Privet or Box or any formal hedge plant. Natural hedges spread. Formal hedges you can trim back hard and they look OK. Of course, not everyone likes trimming.

  2. mary615 profile image94
    mary615posted 4 years ago

    Peggy W wrote a good Hub on her Red Bud trees you might find helpful.