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Commonly known as American Judas tree, Eastern redbud

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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 - heart-shaped leaves to 10cm (4in), bronze when young, turn yellow in autumn.
  • White
  • Height - 10m (33ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree. Spreading, often multi-stemmed. Clusters of 2-8 small flowers to 1cm (½in) long on bare stems.
  • 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 - Pests & Diseases - - leaf hoppers, scale insects, canker, coral spot, Verticillium wilt.
  • Place of origin - North America.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - loamy. Does not like to be transplanted.
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
Cercis - Growing Guide
10m (33ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)

Buy Varieties of CERCIS

CERCIS canadensis

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Commonly known as: American Judas tree, Eastern redbud.
Pale rose flowers and thinner green leaves than the more common C. siliquastrum
£17.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

CERCIS canadensis 'Appalachian Red'

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Commonly known as: American Judas tree, Eastern redbud.
Reddish-pink flowers and green leaves
£65.00 each

CERCIS canadensis 'Forest Pansy'  AWARD

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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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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.
Large £65.00 each

CERCIS canadensis 'Ruby Falls'  AWARD

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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
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Available autumn 2020 -

CERCIS canadensis 'Texas White'

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

CERCIS chinensis 'Avondale'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Chinese redbud.
Compact habit with abundant dark purple-pink flowers
Large £65.00 each
Available again from June 2020 -

CERCIS reniformis 'Oklahoma Redbud'

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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

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Commonly known as: Judas tree, Love tree.
cerise-purple flowers
Small £16.00 each
Large £45.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

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