Cercis Siliquastrum - The Judas Tree
Botanical Name: Cercis siliquastrum
Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
Origin: Southern Europe and Western Asia
Approximate Height: 10m (30ft)
Approximate Spread: 10m (30ft)
Foliage: Turns light yellow in autumn
Flowering Period: Mid Spring
Flower Colour: Purple
Positioning: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil Conditions: Fertile moist well-drained soil
Hardiness: Hardy
Availability: In Stock
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This is a beautiful, slow growing small to midsized tree that has broad heart shaped leaves and masses of pink flowers that usually appear in mid spring and last 6-8 weeks. The tree has biblical connotations with Christ and the crucifixion, hence the common name “Judas Tree”.