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).|
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