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Cercis reniformis 'Texas White' Tree

Judas Trees
  • £69.99 (ex VAT)
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Cercis reniformis 'Texas White' is a stunning selection, producing large clusters of white flowers on bare branches in April-May. The spring flowers are followed by purple tinted seed pods in summer. The leaves are green and heart shaped, emerging after flowering and turning lovely shades of yellow in the autumn.

This variety of Cercis (propagated in the US) is a beautiful medium sized tree or large shrub. Cercis 'Texas White' is well shaped, bushy and rounded. It will grow to 4 x 4 metres in 20 years. This white Cercis has dark, almost black bark, in itself an attractive feature.

Named the Judas tree, as legend suggests that Judas Iscariot hung himself from its branches. The white Judas tree is very deserving of a space in the garden and will thrive in most soils.

All Cercis varieties are suited to an open, sunny situation with well-drained soil and are reasonably drought tolerant once established.

AKA Judas tree, White Judas tree, Cercis reniformis Texan White

  • Common name: White Judas tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Flowers: Masses of white flowers in spring followed by purple seed pods
  • Foliage: Green, heart-shaped foliage turns yellow in autumn
  • Soil: Prefers a well-drained site but is tolerant of most soil types

Planting Advice for Cercis siliquastrum Texan White Trees

Our pot grown Cercis Texan White trees can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole, that is ideally in a sunny location. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree.

We recommend planting White Judas trees with a stake and tie kit. For single stakes, place the stake at an angle to avoid penetrating the rootmass and knock it in until it is firm. Use a buckle tie, placing the spacer between the stake and tree.

Aftercare Advice for Cercis Texan White Trees

If you’re planting Judas trees in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Irrigation kits make it easier.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard.

Pruning Cercis siliquastrum Texan White Trees

Judas trees tend to grow with multiple leaders rather than one clear leader. Allow this to occur naturally for the best overall shape. If your Judas tree requires hard pruning, you can do this in spring/summer after flowering. Any general pruning to remove badly positioned or damaged branches should be carried out in winter.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Cercis reniformis 'Texas White' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 120-150cm Root type: 12L pot Cercis reniformis 'Texas White' Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 120-150cm 12L pot £69.99 (ex VAT)
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