fishdik's picture

Tree

Observed: 21st May 2013 By: fishdik
blossom
tree
Description:

I have seen these trees across London in different gardens

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

GrizzledBadger's picture

Cercis has pea flowers in

Cercis has pea flowers in trusses erupting from the main limbs/branches which this has. Leaves orbicular with cordate base

Brock

lavateraguy's picture

I see I should have gone to the 3rd level of resolution ...

... of the photographs.

We now have the question whether the other specimens the original poster has seen are all Cercis, or whether they are a mixture.

Does anyone know how common Cercis is in London?

GrizzledBadger's picture

Cercis frequency

I cannot say for London, but it has been used as a street tree in Oxford or Cambridge, unable to recall which or whether it's both.
Its a neat tree. Here in Leicester it is to be found in some of the early 1900s properties about he city.

Brock

cicuta58's picture

Leaves

The leaves don't fit Syringa vulgaris.

cicuta58

Ambroise's picture

Cercis siliquastrum is

Cercis siliquastrum is commonly planted
on the contient, I can confirm what GrizzeldBedger says, there is at least one planted in Oxford centre, but I am not sure about London. It is native to SE Europe and further East - if I remmeber well.