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Cercis siliquastrum var. rosea - Judas tree (pink flower) (10 seeds)

Cercis siliquastrum var. rosea - Judas tree (pink flower) (10 seeds)

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    Genus of about 6 species of deciduous trees and shrubs of the Mediterranean regions, central and eastern Asia and North America. Cercis siliquastrum is a shrub or small deciduous tree 4-5 m tall, rarely up to 8-10 m. Alternate simple round leaves, heart-shaped or kidney-shaped, light green, very ornamental. Pink - purple flowers gathered in short racemes; this species has the particularity of producing flowers on branches and on the trunk (cauliniflora). The flowers appear in March-April before the leaves appear, giving the plant a magnificent color. After flowering, numerous fruits are formed which are flattened and hanging pods, which persist on the plant until the following spring. The trunk is often tortuous and dark in color, with brown cracks, the branches have reddish bark.

    Pedoclimatic needs

    It likes sunny and warm exposures; this species is moderately rustic, growing from the plains up to 800 m above sea level, it tolerates minimum temperatures reaching -10°/-12°C. It prefers calcareous, well-drained soils, even stony and dry ones, but still adapts well to any soil except those that are too clayey. Withstands air pollution. Much appreciated for the beautiful flowering that occurs before the leaves appear, it is used in parks and gardens or as street trees. Being a species of limited growth, it is also suitable for small gardens.

    Sowing

    Dormant seed.

    For the correct sowing of this plant it is necessary to first scarify the seed with hot water. If you need to know how to do it, you can find all the information on scarification in this tutorial of ours on Youtube .

    Botanical Information

    Botanical Name: Cercis siliquastrum

    Family: Fabaceae

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