Trees by Genus

Genus 'Cercis'

Cercis siliquastrum

Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree)

Cercis siliquastrum

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.

Foliage

Leaves are similar in shape to those of Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) but are arranged alternately along the shoots.

Flowers

Cercis siliquastrum

Flowers open in May and appear from old joints on branches including the trunk.

Fruits

Cercis siliquastrum

Fruit may be about 10cm long and are often bright rosy purple in the summer.