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Cercis Genus

Judas tree

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Cercis genus (Judas tree). This genus consists of deciduous, evergreen shrubs and trees with sometimes shrubby growth. The leaves are small, the flowers are produced in clusters of pea-shaped flowers in the spring and summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrubs or Trees

Other common names

Love tree

Origin

Southern Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and profuse, small, pea-like flowers.

Cultivation

Plant out as young specimens. Resents transplanting. They are fully hardy and will require full sun and deep, fertile well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn, the cultivars by budding in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects may become a problem.

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