A native of the regions around the Mediterranean where it grows from a tall shrub into a multiple-stemmed tree. The crown is irregularly round and becomes wide. The trunk is grey and remains smooth for a long time, later with shallow fissures. The wide leaf is round to kidney-shaped with a blunt tip. The tree has a rich inflorescence before the leaf appears. The flowers are in compact clusters on old twigs, branches and trunk. The pods persist all winter. Is deep rooting with a coarse root system. Cercis siliquastrum can be applied very well as a climber against a south wall. Young specimen are susceptible to frost. This tree is tolerant to drought.