Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cercis chinensis 'judas tree' & flowering Echium candicans in Parkville

This amazing tree is flowering in the Parkville gardens in which I work. It's called Cercis chinensis. It's a very striking in the sense that its flowers are so abundant and vivid in colour. It is native to China and Japan. There is a myth that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from a tree of the Cercis genus.

The Echium Fastuosum 'Pride of Madeira' plant is finally firing up with most buds now blooming. I did an earlier post on this plant with more botanical information on it.


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