Ornamental tree, excellent for small squares and narrow streets. Medicinal properties and culinary purposes. Bonsai. It is called Judas Tree because it is believed that Judas hanged himself in one of these trees. The flowers are edible and can be added to salads, eaten fried, or they can be preserved in spicy marinade. It is a popular astringent because of its pods. The bark is also used against headaches and flu.
A 10m tall tree with abundant pink flowers growing before the leaves. They are deciduous, heart-shaped and dark-green. Big reddish pod. It grows on limestone, deep and well-drained soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.