Judas Tree

Cercis siliquastrum

Judas Tree - Cercis siliquastrum

Common Name: Judas Tree
Genus: Cercis
Species: siliquastrum

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Blue/Green, YellowFlowering Period: March

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This deciduous tree has a spreading habit and often has more than one stem/trunk. Cercis siliquastrum has heart-shaped bluish-green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. Clusters of pea-like, pink flowers are produced before the leaves emerge in spring. (Cercis siliquastrum is a member of the pea and bean family). Bean-like fruits follow the flowers in summer.

The Judas Tree gets itís name because it is thought that Judas hung himself from a specimen of this tree.

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