Judas Tree Cercis siliquastrum

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Cercis siliquastrum

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Cercis

Species:

siliquastrum

Common Name:

Judas Tree

Seeds Per Pound:
21,266
Quantity:
0.69 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
23
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
25-36 feet
Collection Locale:
Italy
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7
In Stock: 0.69 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
3.95
10 g
11.50
1 oz
14.95
1 packet
3.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required.
In a Nutshell:
* This species forms a small tree up to 12 metres in height and 10 metres in width.
* The deep pink flowers are produced on year-old or older growth, including the trunk in late spring ( cauliflory ).
* 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.
* The tree produces long flat pods that hang vertically. more...
* The flowers can be eaten raw. They have a sweetish-acid taste, and are a nice addition to the salad bowl. The flower buds are pickled and used as a condiment. more...