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CERCIS siliquastrum

Commonly known as Judas tree, Love tree

Cerise-purple flowers
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Small £25.00 each

Large £45.00 each

  • Deciduous - heart-shaped, blue-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long with notched tips, bronze when young and turning yellow in autumn.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - cerise purple
  • Height - 10m (33ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tree - spreading, sometimes multi-headed. Clusters of 3-6 small flowers 1.5-2cm (½-¾in) long before and with the leaves. Long, flat pods in autumn.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - dappled shade.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects. Name refers to myth that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from this tree. More likely from French name, Arbre de Judée, meaning 'Tree of Judea'.
  • Pests & Diseases - leafhoppers, scale insects, canker, coral spot, Verticillium wilt.
  • Place of origin - southern eastern Europe, south west Asia.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring
  • Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - loamy. Does not like to be transplanted.
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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