Judas Tree (Cercis siliquastrum)
The Judas Tree (Cercis siliquastrum) is a very attractive small to medium deciduous rounded tree from Europe. Clusters of small deep purple-pink flowers that are pea-like grow on the bare stems in spring. The heart-shaped dark green leaves follow the flowers. It forms showy hanging seed pods.
It is attractive as a single tree or grown in groups/groves. Suitable for gardens and parks. Prefers a protected site from strong wind.
• Uses: ornamental tree, garden tree, veneer timber
• Size: 4 metres high x 4 metres wide depending on conditions
• Features: spring flowers, pale-yellow to green-yellow autumn foliage, frost hardy