Plants: Cercis siliquastrum - Judas Tree

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Cercis siliquastrum - Judas Tree

The most extravagant flowering small tree we know. Simply drips with rose-pink flowers from every conceivable point along the branches and trunk, then gives an encore by producing a mass of purple pods in the Autumn. Frost hardy tree. Prefers sun.

The tree on which Judas is said to have hung himself which causes the tree to blush with shame every spring. Hardy in zones 7-10 In cooler regions grow as a patio plant, outdoors in the summer and indoors in the winter. Proper name: Cercis siliquastrum

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