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Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Red Fox' (Rotfuchs)

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Rotfuchs' - Red Fox Katsura - Photo Courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design

More About Cercidiphyllum japonicum Red Fox ('Rotfuchs')

  • Flowers are insignificant but foliage emits a sweet fragrance
  • Heart-shaped leaves emerge burgundy-purple with a contrasting yellow-green veining
  • Leaf colour will fade to bluish-green by midsummer
  • Narrow, vase-shaped, dense shrub widens with maturity
  • Exfoliating gray-brown bark
  • Gold, orange and red fall colours are heightened in slightly acidic soils
  • Leaves emit an odour similar to cotton candy at certain times of the season
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

5

Height:

10-12 m

Spread:

5-6 m

Colour:

Non-flowering

Red Fox Katsura Tree Growing and Maintenance Tips

Katsura grows best in a moist soil, possibly needing supplemental water in the heat of the summer. It requires little pruning to maintain its shape.

A rare bonus in a tree: Cercidiphyllum prefer soils with high pH.

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum Red Fox ('Rotfuchs') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Vase-shape
Pyramidal
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Purple
Red

Landscape uses

Specimen