April- the time for patience:

 

For all Cercis lovers in the UK the month of April is one of waiting and watching. Rarely do the flowers come into bloom before the end of the month, (unless positioned in a very warm spot) and then the leaves open during May dependant on the temperatures. For those who have planted their Cercis this year the delay is even longer as the plants remain dormant for longer in the first season after transplanting as a bare rooted plant. But grow they will and soon the appreciation will begin.Enjoy!