By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Throughout the Southeastern United States, the small purple-rose flowers of the redbud announce the arrival of spring. The eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) is native to North America, where it can be found growing from parts of Canada down in to northern regions of Mexico. It is most common, though, throughout the Southeastern U.S. These redbuds have become popular ornamental trees for the home landscape. Many new unique varieties of eastern redbuds have been introduced by plant breeders. This article will discuss the weeping tree variety of eastern redbud known as ‘Lavender Twist.’ Read on for weeping redbud info and tips on how to grow a Lavender Twist redbud. About Lavender Twist Redbud Trees Lavender Twist redbud was first discovered in the Westfield, NY private garden of Connie Covey in 1991. Cuttings were taken for propagation by plant breeders, and the plant was patented in 1998.