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Cercis siliquastrum

Judas tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & July
  • Height7m to 8m
  • Spread6m to 11m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourPink, white
  • Leaf ColourBlue green

Description

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree). This is a low spreading bushy species; it is quite an unusual tree which is native to Europe. It will bear blue green alternate, heart to kidney-shaped leaves about 9cm long. It will produce dense clusters of pink flowers which are borne directly on the dark brown-black fissured trunk. The fruits are green purple and pod-like.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Love tree

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Specimen, producing fruits.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

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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