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Cercis canadensis Lavender Twist

Eastern redbud, Weeping eastern redbud,

Weeping form giving unique early spring interest

A weeping form of the Judas Tree. So called because folklore indicates that this was the tree that Judas hung himself from after betraying Jesus Christ. A compact tree with downward dropping branches which in early spring are covered in light purple flowers. Unusually the flowers are produced on old wood so branches and even the trunk can be covered in flowers. Once flowering is finished it produces unusual rounded hard shaped leaves which flutter in the wind throughout the summer.


Tolerant of most soil conditions this specimen is best grown in a focal point in either a bed or border or a feature in an open lawn.


Keep well watered until established.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 250 cm - 300 cm
Plant width 300 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 150 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site City garden

Check store availability

12 litre pot £64.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From February to September