TREE OF LOVE in bloom: Cercis siliquastrum (www.riomoros.com) - YouTube

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The Tree of love (Cercis siliquastrum), also called the tree of Judas or Judea is a tree of small size and leaves in the form of heart (hence its name), which loses in winter.

in addition to the shape of the leaves, its flowering, since it is the first thing that sprouts and is a very striking pink color. The flowers can be eaten like those of the Robinia pseudoacacia, with a certain spicy taste.

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The fruits are pods (silicuas) that remain in the tree until the next bud. Originally from the Eastern Mediterranean, it belongs to the family Fabaceae (legumes) and, therefore, fixes atmospheric nitrogen.

In gardening is used for its flowering early and its shadow. It is rustic, withstand drought and cold.

More about THE TREE OF LOVE (Cercis siliquastrum) at: http: //www.riomoros.com/2011/07/el-ar ... < / p>

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(紫荆, Церцис европейский)

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