This nice little redbud tree grows in front of the Christian County Water District office in Hopkinsville, KY. The building shelters it a little from the weather, so that's probably why it still has so many of its leaves in the middle of November.
The white building provides a dramatic backdrop to the redbud when it blooms. Sometimes people plant redbuds against a background of evergreen trees to showcase the bright lavender blossoms. These strategies highlight the autumn color of the redbud as well as its spring blooms.
The golden yellow of this tree's leaves is the typical fall color of the species. If you could look up into this tree's branches, you'd probably see some of its seed pods. The redbud is a legume and it produces a "bean pod." The pods are brown, flat, and up to four inches long.
The branches of redbud trees are usually more sprawling and widespread than this. I suspect that this tree has been pruned or topped to keep it away from the electric wire at the upper left of the photo. Redbuds can grow up to 35 feet in height, so they're not a good tree to plant under power lines.
I suppose you could plant a redbud seed, but it's easier to transplant a little tree that has sprouted in the wild. Move them in spring or in autumn, keeping as much dirt as possible around the roots by using the ball and burlap technique.
Or buy a young tree from a nursery. Various cultivars are available. Some even have white or pink blooms rather than the lavender that is usually seen in the wild redbuds.
Native beauties: Redbud and dogwood
Eastern redbud: A tree I love