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Cercis siliquastrum

Classification

Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Cercis
                        Specie: Cercis siliquastrum

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Blue-green kidney-shaped leaves; rosy purple flowers on bare branches in spring; purple seed pods

Uses: Autumn color Specimen tree Small gardens Spring gardens

Zones: 6-9

Description: The Judas tree, with its inversely heart-shaped to kidney-shaped leaves, is native to the Mediterranean region and western Asia. It is highly regarded as a spectacular flowering ornamental, its rosy purple flowers crowding bare branches in early spring. T

Growth Habit: Multi-stemmed habit, rounded crown

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