Here's an interesting use of a plant in the "wrong" place: this is a Cercis (canadensis) (pronounced sir-kiss, by the way) which is normally a small to medium…
Plant out as young specimens. Resents transplanting. They are fully hardy and will require full sun and deep, fertile well drained soil.
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.