Judas Tree (Cercis siliquastrum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 10 meter (1.000 cm)
Plant Spread: 10 meter (1.000 cm)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: 3 months after soaking
Needs specific temperature: about 22C after the cold period, germination is erratic, up to 3 months
Other info: pour boiling water over the seeds and soak them for about 7 days
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Honey Bees in the Garden:  MayHoney Bees in the Garden: May
May 5, 2011

May is a month that showcases flowers for special days. Flowers for May Day, flowers for Mother's Day, flowers for Memorial Day and flowers for the honey bees.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 16, 2012 3:00 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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