Cercis siliquastrum


Cercis siliquastrum, Judas Tree. A spreading deciduous tree with beautiful, heart-shaped, blue-green leaves, bronze when young, turning yellow in autumn. Magenta to pink flowers are borne before the leaves appear. Makes an attractive addition to any border or when used as a specimen. Max Height 10m. Max Spread 10m.



Plant in fertile well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full sun / partial shade, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.