Name: Judas Tree
Scientific name: Cercis siliquastrum
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 30
About: A small tree, planted in gardens and parks.
How to identify: Recognised by the blunt, rounded, heart-shaped leaves and by the masses of pinky purple flowers during the spring which grow straight out from the branches and trunk.
Fantastic fact: Introduced to this country from the Eastern Mediterranean
Photograph credit: Philip Precey