When should redbud blossom?

Hello,
Yesterday I planted an eastern redbud tree. Okay, it's an eastern redbud *twig*. It's about 4 feet tall and 1/2 inch thick, several branches but no leaves now. In how many years should it show its first blossom? In how many years should it "fill out"?
Thank you very much!
Ted Shoemaker Madison, Wisconsin, US
USDA zone 4/5 AHS heat zone 4/5 Sunset zone 43
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you will be amazed. redbuds around here bloom on little saplings around now (I'm in a warm zone 6b - 7a) so up there I'd say nearer the first part of May?? don't put too much mulch around it, semi-shady to half a day sun and stand back. It might bloom for you sporatically next spring. here in Eastern Tennessee the woods are lit up with the glow of the pirkleness of them (next will be the white dogwoods!!) so a cold snap around here right now is called...................."Redbud winter" no joke. madgardener up on the ridge, back in Fairy Holler overlooking English Mountain in Eastern Tennessee where one only has to dig up a redbud from the sides of the roads if you want one (I have a Forest Pansy, which is a dark leafed one) zone 7, Sunset zone 36

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Ted, Our Redbuds have already come and gone about a month ago (zone 7 Texas) They are one of the first trees to bloom and they bloom before they get any leaves. Dogwoods come second. It should show its first blossom the first year unless it has planting shock, then it won't bloom til next year. Just keep it alive and happy and it's be about 1 foot taller by next spring and bloom for you. Lori
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I planted a redbud tree a few weeks ago, and it hasn't done anything yet. Let's assume it suffered transplant shock. No leaves, no buds, nothing. How long should I wait until I decide it's died? Or is there some way to tell already?
Thank you.
Ted Shoemaker, certified gray thumb Madison, Wisconsin, US USDA zone 4/5 AHS heat zone 4/5 Sunset zone 43
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