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Cercis Siliquastrum

Botanical Name:

Cercis siliquastrum

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Trees, Shrub, Tree, Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree

Lifespan

Woody

Flower

3-5 inch clusters of 3/4 inch magenta pea-shaped flowers in early spring before the foliage appears. Blooms on older growth and covers branches and sometimes the trunk.

Fruit

4-inch long showy purple leguminous flat seedpods mature in late summer and last well into winter.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Pollinators

Songbirds

Specialized Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae

Genus

Cercis

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