CERCIS

T. Cercis siliquastrum is the Judas tree with clusters of pea-shaped purplish-rose flowers in May. It is supposed to be the tree on which Judas hanged himself. It prefers a sunny position but succeeds in dry districts — there is a particularly fine example in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Ultimate height about 50 ft. Young specimens transplant best. Increase by layering in September or October.

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