Delivering new bare root tree orders in January

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree)
Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree)

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To avoid disappointment we recommend ordering bare root plants as soon as possible now, for delivery in January.

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree)

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree) is a small, highly ornamental tree with beautiful pink flowers before the leaves break in spring, followed by purple pods from late summer. It grows in a range of situations, although avoid anywhere too exposed as the stems are rather brittle. It will tolerate light shade.


The origin of the English name is obscure and, confusingly, another tree of the same genus, Cercis canadensis, (a native of North America), is also known by the same name. Siliquastrum originally came from Judea, so "Judas" could have been a corruption. Another theory suggests it was the tree Judas Iscariot hanged himself from. There's a list of these out there (!), including the Common elder.

As this plant is sold as rootballed we deliver it from November to March.


RHS AGM. Cercis siliquastrum is also recommended for bees by the British Beekeepers Association for its nectar flow in late spring.


Size: Rootballed, 100-125cm
Flowers: May
Soil type: Light, non acidic, well drained soils
Cercis siliquastrum supplier : R.V.Roger

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Size

  • Ultimate Height

    12m

  • Ultimate Spread

    10m

  • Time to Ultimate Height

    Up to 50 years

Soil

  • Type

    Clay, loam, sand, chalk

  • pH

    Neutral, acid, alkaline

Situation

  • Position

    Sheltered or exposed

  • Sunlight

    Full or partial sun