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Other common names
Judas tree love tree
Cercis are deciduous shrubs or small trees with heart-shaped leaves and clusters of bright pink pea-flowers opening before or with the leaves, followed by flattened, deep purple pods
Caesalpiniaceae / Caesalpiniaceae
C. siliquastrum is a bushy, deciduous small tree. Leaves to 10cm in width, broadly heart-shaped. Flowers rosy-pink, pea-shaped, in clusters on the older wood. Fruit a conspicuous flattened purplish pod to 12cm in length
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
wider than 8 metres
Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning group 1
Generally pest free
Verticillium wilt and coral spot may be a problem
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