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Cercis siliquastrum 15-20cm

Cercis siliquastrum 15-20cm

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Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as the Judas tree or Eastern redbud, is a small deciduous tree native to the Mediterranean region and southwestern Asia. It is known for its striking clusters of pink to purple flowers that cover the branches and trunk in spring. 

  1. Size: The Judas tree typically grows to a height of 15 to 30 feet (4.5 to 9 meters) and has a rounded to umbrella-like crown. It is a relatively small tree but can occasionally reach greater heights under favorable conditions.

  2. Leaves: The leaves are heart-shaped, simple, and alternate, with a glossy green surface. They are typically 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm) wide and provide an attractive backdrop to the tree's flowers.

  3. Flowers: The most prominent feature of Cercis siliquastrum is its profusion of small, pea-like flowers that appear in dense clusters along the branches and trunk in early spring (usually March to April). These flowers are pink to purple and can completely cover the tree, creating a breathtaking display.

  4. Fruit: After flowering, the tree produces slender, flat, and brown seedpods that are 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) long. These pods are typically not ornamental but can persist on the tree.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: The Judas tree is well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9. It thrives in temperate climates with mild winters and can tolerate occasional frost.

  2. Sunlight: Plant Cercis siliquastrum in a location that receives full to partial sunlight. It prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade, especially in hot climates.

  3. Soil: These trees prefer well-draining soil with good fertility. They can adapt to various soil types, including loam, clay, and sandy soil. A neutral to slightly acidic soil pH (pH 6.0 to 7.0) is ideal.

  4. Watering: Water newly planted Judas trees regularly to help establish their root systems. Once established, they are somewhat drought-tolerant but benefit from consistent moisture during dry spells.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to help retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and control weeds.

  6. Pruning: Prune Cercis siliquastrum as needed in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges. This can help remove dead or crowded branches and maintain an attractive form.

  7. Fertilizing: These trees typically do not require heavy fertilization. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer can be applied in early spring if necessary.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Judas trees are generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, you should monitor for common issues such as aphids or scale insects and address them if they occur.

  9. Cultivars: There are several Cercis siliquastrum cultivars available, each with unique characteristics, such as flower color, growth habit, or size. When selecting a cultivar, consider your specific landscape needs and preferences.

The Judas tree is prized for its stunning spring blooms and can be an excellent addition to home gardens and landscapes. It can be used as a specimen tree, in mixed borders, or even in small urban gardens. With proper care, Cercis siliquastrum can thrive and provide spectacular spring beauty to your landscape.

PLANTS WILL BE SENT BARE ROOTS WITH NO SOIL AND POT

A phytosanitary certificate (for additional costs of €20,00) is necessary for export plants from Italy to ALL destinations out of EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.

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Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 15-20cm

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