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Judas tree at Easter


Very apt this time of year, my Judas tree is now in flower
Grown from seed about 35 years ago and always makes a striking display
Made even better since neighbour planted a “Concorde” pear which has white blossom to show off the red / purple of my tree

Here you can see it against the Concorde blossom

Close up, pea like flowers

The only problem I’ve found over the years is a propensity for branches to break away during heavy storms in summer when in full leaf
However the tree takes hard pruning & recovers well
Photo 2018 damage

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Such a lovely tree.

22 Apr, 2019


Ours seems to be blossoming late this year. Can't imagine why though I have noticed a section has died off. It is very old!!
Yours makes a great image.

22 Apr, 2019


Fancy having grown it from seed! How fantastic! Have loved these from first seeing a picture of one.

22 Apr, 2019


They are very pretty when in flower and must be a lovely sight together with the white pear. There were two of them in our nearest town but the council chopped them down and now all you can see is an ugly brick wall.

23 Apr, 2019


Hywel, sometimes council actions can bring despiar but then they do something to lift the spirits. Our one sows wild flowers on the roundabouts, lovely show in summer & needs no further care

23 Apr, 2019


Hywel that's heartbreaking...

23 Apr, 2019


I like to see wild flowers sown on verges etc but Carmarthenshire doesn't do it.
They have planted some phormiums instead of the trees.

24 Apr, 2019


Lovely show of blossom, you must be so proud of that tree Grandad, your neighbour did well planting a white blossomed one, lol, they look lovely together...

1 May, 2019

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