Cercis siliquastrum at Roath Park Botanic Garden

Cercis siliquastrum 0

Cercis siliquastrum
late April 2015

Cercis siliquastrum 2

Cercis siliquastrum
mid May 2018

Cercis siliquastrum 1

Cercis siliquastrum
early July 2015

Grid reference ST 18524 79169
Common name Judas tree
Common name Love tree
Origin East Mediterranean
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2015
Height 7M May 2015
Girth 83cm @ 0.5M
Reference 206

This tree is on the west of the brook. It is 26 metres south of the first bridge below the Promenade, on the west side of the path.

Cercis siliquastrum bark

Cercis siliquastrum bark
April 2015

Cercis siliquastrum flower

Cercis siliquastrum flower
late April 2015

Cercis siliquastrum leaf

Cercis siliquastrum leaf
early July 2015

General tree description

Cercis siliquastrum is a small tree that can reach heights of up to 12 metres. The leaves are broadly heart-shaped and up to 10cm in width. They come shortly after the flowers start to appear. These are in clusters, rosy-pink and pea-shaped. The fruits appear in July. They are purplish long flat pods, 12cm in length, that hang vertically.