The Judas tree at Kew – 2015 but every year since – Cercis siliquastrum in the Mediterranean Garden – a real star performance @kewgardens

IMG_2522IMG_2523IMG_2525IMG_2524IMG_2527IMG_2528IMG_2530IMG_2519IMG_2534IMG_2537IMG_2538IMG_2542IMG_2545IMG_2548IMG_2550IMG_2551IMG_2552IMG_2554IMG_2555IMG_2558IMG_2557IMG_2560IMG_2561IMG_2562IMG_2563IMG_2565IMG_2567IMG_2568IMG_2569IMG_2570IMG_2573IMG_2575IMG_2576IMG_2577IMG_2583IMG_2592Well, I think that just about gives you every angle! This remarkable tree, Cercis siliquastrum, also known as the Judas tree, forms part of the Mediterranean Landscape at Kew Gardens and is just about at its best just now. Alone it is both striking and beautiful but contrasting with the yellow, fragrant gorse, the combination is remarkable.

I was heading to the Cherry Walk, the focus of my walk in the gardens today, but rather helpfully, some-one was writing up a chalk board, right by the entrance with a list of ‘What to See Today’ and this was right at the top, understandably. Plus the Mediterranean Landscape sits at the end of the Cherry Walk, so it was a minimal diversion but with maximum impact.

LINKS

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/evolution/cercis-siliquastrum/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/9791785/Top-10-non-native-trees-to-plant.html?frame=2447620

https://teddingtongardener.com/2013/05/07/judas-tree-cercis-siliquastrum/  – and not nearly so impressive even a week later, in 2013

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=373

One thought on “The Judas tree at Kew – 2015 but every year since – Cercis siliquastrum in the Mediterranean Garden – a real star performance @kewgardens

  1. Love the colour contrast and the textures. I need to think this one out for may gardens that need a small woodland against the wind.It is zone 5a so many choices exist but sadly not the Judas tree

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.