Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree)
Native: East Mediterranean and south Europe
Location: Planted for ornament in gardens of all sizes in other parts of Europe.
Usually has more than one stem.
Leaves are similar in shape to those of Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) but are arranged alternately along the shoots.
Flowers open in May and appear from old joints on branches including the trunk.
Fruit may be about 10cm long and are often bright rosy purple in the summer.