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Cercis siliquastrum

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Description

Drought tolerant and prefers drier climates.  

Wildlife Value:  The flowers provide nectar for bees and once pollinated form leguminous pods, the seed can be consumed by birds. Members of the genus Cercis support the following specialized bee: Habropoda laboriosa.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: This tree can suffer from damage caused by deer.  

Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#birds#pollinators#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#nectar plant#dry soil#specialized bees#dry
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#birds#pollinators#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#nectar plant#dry soil#specialized bees#dry
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cercis
    Species:
    siliquastrum
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil