Cercis Siliquastrum - Judas tree
Cercis Siliquastrum is a small deciduous tree from Southern Europe and Western Asia which is noted for its prolific display of deep pink flowers in spring.
Deep pink flowers are produced on year-old or older growth, including the trunk in late spring. The leaves appear shortly after the first flowers emerge. These are heart-shaped with a blunt apex, which occasionally has a shallow notch at the tip, followed with long flat vertically hanging pods. The flowers are edible and purportedly have a sweet-acid taste.
Grows up to 12 m in height and a spread of around 10 m.
Fully hardy to -15°C.