Cercis/ Judas Tree Bonsai

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Spreading deciduous tree with inversely heart-shaped, glaucous, blue green leaves to 10cm. Bears clusters of 3-6 magenta, lilac to white flowers in Spring before or during leaf-break.

BONSAI CULTIVATION NOTES

POSITION Full sun. Fully hardy to -10°C.

FEEDING
Every two weeks throughout growing season.

REPOTTING
Every two or three years in early Spring before flowering.

PRUNING
Hard prune in late Winter before flowering . Trim new growth continually through growing season to keep shape.

PROPAGATION
Sow seed outside in Autumn. Root semi-ripe cuttings in Summer.

PESTS AND DISEASES
Canker, coral spot, Verticillium wilt, leafhoppers and Scale insects can be a problem.

STYLING
Informal upright forms with single or multiple trunks. Suitable for medium to large sizes.