Common Name: Judas Tree
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 10.00 m (1000 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Pink|
|Foliage Colour: Blue/Green, Yellow||Flowering Period: March|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
This deciduous tree has a spreading habit and often has more than one stem/trunk. Cercis siliquastrum has heart-shaped bluish-green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. Clusters of pea-like, pink flowers are produced before the leaves emerge in spring. (Cercis siliquastrum is a member of the pea and bean family). Bean-like fruits follow the flowers in summer.
The Judas Tree gets itís name because it is thought that Judas hung himself from a specimen of this tree.
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'