Cercis siliquastrum

Judas Tree
Cercis siliquastrum
Cercis siliquastrum
Cercis siliquastrum
Cercis siliquastrum

This tree has delighted gardeners and plant enthusiasts for a long time with its usual flowers.  They are bright pink and pea-shaped and grow all over the tree in clusters, even directly on the stems!  This happens during early summer and continues for quite some time.  The flowers are followed by long red seed pods which remain on this small tree throughout the winter months.

The Judas Trees does not exceed 10m in height and therefore will not dominate any space it is grown in.

 

Key Facts: 

Flowers:  Crimson-pink, pea-shaped flowers clustered all over tis branches and stems.

Fruit:  Dark brown pods remaining on the tree all winter long.

Leaves:  Round, dull green.

Autumn colour:  Pale yellow.

Ultimate height:  10m

Uses:  Lovely small tree with unusual flowers and coppery green round leaves.