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Margo
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:38 am    Post subject: Whats this Reply with quote

Has anybody got any idea what this tree is. Have just come back from Malta and its everywhere. It doesn't smell.




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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it may be Cercis canadensis, sometimes called Red bud or Judas tree although Judas tree is Cercis siliquastrum.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic. They look beautiful in Malta lining all the roads. Thanks a lot.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think im right but wait until silversurfer posts before I can crow as He/She is very good at plant ID. A challange like this all gets a response from silversurfer.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would also like to hear from silversurfer, I would venture that it is Cercis maybe seliquastrum. Unusual that it proces flowers from main branches. I have seen a few Cercis here in Co cork over the years.
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone.
Found you at last!
Thanks Margo.
Mystery solved.
This thread was posted in "Container gardening in Ireland, including Annual Bedding Plants".
I have only got plant id as a favourite and never stray to other parts of these forum!
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Yes, you are all correct.
Cercis it is.
A stunning tree with flowers that grow straight out from the bark.
We have a few in our garden. They can grow into huge trees.
Superb one near Bristol,England.
Can also comes with white flowers.
As Margo's pic is from Malta I am confident it is Cercis siliquastrum. As this is indigenous to Malta. Common name Judas tree.

http://www.maltawildplants.com/CSPL/Cercis_siliquastrum.php

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks Margo.
Mystery solved.
This thread was posted in "Container gardening in Ireland, including Annual Bedding Plants".


Moved to its correct location now.

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