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CERCIS

Genus of about 10 species of deciduous shrubs and trees from woodlands, woodland margins and rocky hillsides in the Mediterranean, central and eastern Asia and North America.

The most common is C. siliquastrum, Judas tree - or more likely Judea's tree (where it is  commonplace). An absolute eyecatcher when flowers appear from an old trunk.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - alternate, heart-shaped leaves.
  • Tall Shrub - pea-like flowers in stalkless clusters on previous year's or years' wood.
  • Tree
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - dappled shade.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - larger species make excellent specimen plants.
  • Pests & Diseases - leafhoppers, scale insects, canker, coral spot, Verticillium wilt.
  • Place of origin - Mediterranean, central and eastern Asia, North America.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - loamy. Does not like to be transplanted.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly

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CERCIS canadensis

CERCIS canadensis  >


Commonly known as: American Judas tree, Eastern redbud.
Pale rose flowers and thinner green leaves than the more common C. siliquastrum
£17.00 each

CERCIS canadensis 'Alba'

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Commonly known as: American Judas tree, Eastern redbud.
Pure white form
£30.00 each
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CERCIS canadensis 'Forest Pansy'  AWARD

CERCIS canadensis 'Forest Pansy'  >


Commonly known as: American Judas tree, Eastern redbud.
Deep purple foliage on new growth paling to bronze. Magenta rose flowers on bare branches in spring
Medium £35.00 each
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Large £65.00 each

CERCIS canadensis 'Ruby Falls'  AWARD

CERCIS canadensis 'Ruby Falls'  >


Commonly known as: American Judas Tree, Eastern redbud.
A breathtaking dwarf cercis with a compact weeping habit and heart-shaped maroon-red leaves turning burgundy in the summer
Large £65.00 each

CERCIS canadensis 'Texas White'

CERCIS canadensis 'Texas White'  >


Commonly known as: American Judas tree, Eastern redbud.
White flowers
Large £65.00 each

CERCIS chinensis 'Avondale'  AWARD

CERCIS chinensis 'Avondale'  >


Commonly known as: Chinese redbud.
Compact habit with abundant dark purple-pink flowers
Large £60.00 each

CERCIS reniformis 'Oklahoma Redbud'

CERCIS reniformis 'Oklahoma Redbud'  >


Commonly known as: Oklahoma redbud.
Thick glossy leaves and dark purple flowers. The heaviest flowerer of any Cercis and the most popular of all Cercis in the United States
Specimen £65.00 each

CERCIS siliquastrum

CERCIS siliquastrum  >


Commonly known as: Judas tree, Love tree.
cerise-purple flowers
Small £25.00 each
Large £45.00 each
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