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Cercis siliquastrum
Judas Tree
Pot size: 9cm   Our online price: £5.90
the trunk and branches are covered with flowers in May pink flowers on the older branches

Common name in French:
Arbre de Judée, Gainier
Common name in German:
Gewöhnliche Judasbaum
Other common names:
none known
Family:
Leguminosae-Papilionoideae
Origin:
South-Europe to East Asia

Description:

A handsome, small tree with a flat spreading crown. In mid-Spring, its trunk and bare branches are covered with a profusion of magenta-pink flowers, which appear before the leaves (leaves appear in late-Spring). Deciduous and hardy. Easy to grow, drought tolerant, good for bonsai or for patio plant.


Plant growing type:
deciduous
Habit:
spreading crowned small tree
Size when mature in m:
5-10m
Main feature (value):
flower and leaf
Spring value:
flower
Summer value:
leaf and fruit
Autumn value:
fruit and autumn coloration
Winter value:
branch structure and habit of the plant
Autumn coloration:
yellow, but not very spectacular
Flower colour:
DarkMagenta
Fruit colour:
Brown
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Drought tolerance:
high
Optimum ph:
it is not sensitive to soil pH (except extremities)
Preferred location:
full sun
Where to plant:
looks great in the lawn, in borders, against stone walls, suitable for bonsai and for the patio if kept in a large container
Pests and diseases:
this tree is generally pest- and disease-free
Herbal usage:
none known
Edibility:
flowers and seedpods are edible
Toxicity to humans:
not known
Optimum growing conditions:
grows best in well drained, sandy or loamy soil and a sunny position, drought tolerant. Dislikes wet clay soils.

Height in cm:
10-15
Pot size:
9cm
Age in year:
1 (this tree is grown from seed on our nursery)
Our online price:
£5.90

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