Cercis (Judas Tree)

(D=deciduous leaf-losing)

Cercis siliquastrum, rarely reaches 20 ft., and is one of the best May-flowering trees for small gardens. It flowers when quite young, and the rosy-purple pea-flowers are produced abundantly while the rounded, heart-shaped leaves are only just unfolding from their buds.

The Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum) often bea...

The Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum) often bears flowers directly on its trunk. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Makes a forked, spreading tree and is ideal as a lawn specimen in any soil. Plant from October to March.

09. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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