13 October 2005

Judas Tree

This tree was growing at the home at which I stayed in Tumut. It is known as a "Judas Tree" (Cercis siliquastrum)
It is a small tough drought and heat resistant tree from the Middle East. As you can see it has masses of pink pea flowers in spring.
It is named "Judas Tree" as it is supposed have been in the garden of Gethsemene when Judas betrayed Jesus. Also, note the leaf shape: A crimson heart.
Being drought and fire resistant this will be a great tree to plant around here.

1 comment:

DavidofOz said...

We are missing St Francis and our US friends. We are getting used to being back in Australia again!