SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Sacramento State University - Sacramento, CA and Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA
Resistant to oak root fungus.
Native to Europe and Western Asia.
Additional Common Names
JUDAS TREE, LOVE TREE
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 25 feet.
Width: 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Round, Blue Green or Gray Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Purple or Rose. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Brown, Dark Gray or Light Gray, Furrowed, Scaly or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 3 - 19.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland and on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Oak Root Fungus. Susceptible to Caterpillars, Crown Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cercis siliquastrum Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cercis-siliquastrum >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI