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The stunning pink flower of Cercis siliquastrum
The stunning pink flower of Cercis siliquastrum
Cercis siliquastrum in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
A mature specimen of Cercis siliquastrum in a garden environment
The foliage of Cercis siliquastrum in detail
The flower of Cercis siliquastrum in detail
Seed pods of Cercis siliquastrum
The abundance of flowers on the Judas Tree
Medium Judas Tree from this batch
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Cercis siliquastrum sample video

Cercis siliquastrum

Judas Tree

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Cercis silaquastrum is an interesting tree which produces its bloom straight from the trunk and stems of the tree! A most beautiful tree despite its association with Judas Iscariot.

Commonly known as the Judas tree due to its association with Judas Iscariot, this tree was introduced to England in the 16th Century, so it is a familiar component of many established gardens and arboretums. It is a favourite for gardeners as it is so unique, winning the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

Cercis silaquastrum is a fairly slow growing tree and therefore should only be planted by those who have the patience to watch it flourish over the years. The rosy-lilac, pea-like flowers cover the wood in May, producing a stunning floral display that is quite uncharacteristic of a tree. Following the flowers, the bright green, almost heart shaped leaves are developed, later accompanied by dark purple tinted seed pods in July.

This small, round headed, tree is native to the Eastern Mediterranean where it very much enjoys the warmer, drier climes. In the UK it is best suited to sunny urban gardens and courtyards where is happy to bask in the warmth of the sun.

This tree will tolerate most soil conditions, including very dry soils, it is however fairly slow grower that will produce stunning displays given time.

This tree is a great selection if you are looking to create multiple seasons of interest with your planting. Coupled with Amelanchier, Magnolia, Prunus, Malus and Crataegus it is possible to stretch the flowering season out right from March through to the end of May!

Mature height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Spring, Summer,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.