Cultivation

Cercis siliquastrum is propagated by seed, sown ripe in the cold frame or scarified and stratified. Semi-ripe cuttings can also be taken but require humidity and bottom heat.

Preferred cultivation conditions are either:

  • deep, fertile, well-drained soil in partial shade
  • full sun where the roots can be kept moist

Established plants benefit from an annual mulching of organic matter.

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