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Cercis siliquastrum - Judas Tree, Love Tree

299,95€ Tax included

In Winter a delay in delivery may appear because of night temperature! The weight of the plant in kg corresponds with the capacity of the pot in liter.

The Judas tree gives away his secret showing his heart-shaped, bright-green leaves and spectacular spring bloom. Its deep pink flowers grow in dense clusters directly from branches and stems- a rare phenomenon called cauliflory. The flowers appear before the leaves and so are visible for a long distance. Interestingly, the flowers have a delicate aroma and are eaten and used for decorating food in mediterranean countries. This deciduous tree gets more and more popular - as typical pot plant, in a greenhouse or even in the garden, since they are very hardy. Judas tree can either grow shrub-like with several main stems or as a small tree with one single stem. The crown is usually as broad as its width. In the garden it should be planted in a sunny spot in well draining, stony-sandy soil. It is tolerant of chalky soils. There is an old myth that Judas hanged himself from a Cercis siliquastrum, a tree that in biblical times was widely spread in the area of Jerusalem. This believe is related to the common name Judas tree. Nowadays, the Judas tree is not only a characteristic of mediterranean gardens and parks but due to its large number of brown, flat pods it is also runs to seed.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: bright pink & eye-catching spring bloom; flowers on stems and branches (cauliflory) before leaves appear; heart-shaped leaves; very individually growing and gnarly crown; robust & hardy
punkt_gruen.gif Use: planted in the garden; in large pots thoughout the year outdoor (with winter protection) - or during winter in the house; all year in an unheated or cool greenhouse

Height4 - 5 m
FamilyCaesalpiniaceae
OriginMediterranean
Flowering periodSpring
Color of flowersrose
Fruits-
Fragrance-
GrowthTree or Shrub
Locationsunny
winter temperature5 (+/- 5) °C
Minimum temperature-15 °C
Hardiness Zones7

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