Cercis siliquastrum – Judas Tree / Redbud
DESCRIPTION: An attractive, small deciduous tree with rounded, heart shaped leaves. In spring, clusters of pea-like flowers appear along the branches and trunk. Leaves are edible.
*height & width at maturity
FOLIAGE: New growth is bronze-red maturing to Rounded, heart shaped mid green leaves. Autumn colours are pale yellow and greenish yellow.
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Pink, pea like flowers appear en mass along the bare branches in early spring. Long and flat reddish purple pods form and hang from the tree.
LANDSCAPE USES: Parks and garden, street tree, feature
TOLERANCES: Tolerant to frost and most soil conditions but prefers moist areas. Avoid hot and windy areas. Prefers full sun to partly shaded positions but will tolerate full shade.
TREE CARE: Regularly water throughout dry seasons. Generally pest free.