The ‘FloatingCloud’ Redbud tree has foliage colored with splashes of white and dark green. While its dark-brown bark shows hints of cinnamon and orange underneath. Floating-Cloud Redbuds remain relatively short, reaching between 20–30 feet in height. They grow with a divided trunk and have a crown of rounded or flat-topped foliage.
In early spring, they bloom with beautiful pink flowers that cover the entire tree, even the trunk. These early blossoms draw many species of butterfly to the park. When the blossoms fall, clusters of flat, bean-shaped pods take their place. In fall, flocks of birds gather to eat these seeds, while the leaves change to a bright canary yellow. Though native to North America, Redbuds have several relatives in Europe and Asia. It was noted as far back as the 16th century by Spanish explorers, who saw their similarity to trees back in Europe.