Judas Tree

Name: Judas Tree

Scientific name: Cercis siliquastrum

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: A small tree, planted in gardens and parks.

How to identify: Recognised by the blunt, rounded, heart-shaped leaves and by the masses of pinky purple flowers during the spring which grow straight out from the branches and trunk.

Where: Widespread

Fantastic fact: Introduced to this country from the Eastern Mediterranean

Photograph credit: Philip Precey

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