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    Also known as Redbud. Perennial in USDA zones 6-9.

    Habit/Size 40 feet tall, 32 feet wide
    Germination Scarification required, cold stratify for 15-30 days, sow seeds 1/4 in. deep.
    Requirements Tolerant of most soil types and pH and can grow in poor soil. Full sun to partial shade.
    Zones USDA zones 6-9
    Life Cycle deciduous tree
    Harvest Edible buds (pickled), flowers (raw, blanched), seedpods (raw, blanched).
    Uses edible (flowers, seed pods)*, medicinal (astringent, lentitive, and stomachic)*, utility (wood)
    Notes Deep pink flowers appear before leaves in spring.
    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Characteristics Cercis siliquastrum is pollinated by bees and is hermaphrodite (has both male and female parts). Nitrogen fixer.
    Seed Storage Store seeds cold and dry (34-41 degrees F).
    Synonyms Siliquastrum orbicularis

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    Original Image of Pods by Tatters, Some rights reserved Seed Image by Amkha Seed.