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Cercidiphyllum japonicum

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum - Katsura Tree - Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

More About Cercidiphyllum japonicum

  • Densely branched, upright to rounded crown
  • Round-oval leaves emerge reddish-purple in the spring, maturing to medium green
  • Fall foliage is a mix of gold, orange and red
  • Tiny, red flowers are not showy
  • Leaves emit an odour not unlike cotton candy, at certain times of the season
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

The leaf of the katsura tree resembles the leaf of a redbud tree (Cercis), hence the name Cercidiphyllum (Cercis = redbud genus and phyllon = Greek for leaf).

Zone:

4

Height:

12-15 m

Spread:

4-5 m

Colour:

Purple,Red
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Katsura Tree Growing and Maintenance Tips

A graceful tree with a uniform crown. Katsura should be planted in a location protected from the sun during the heat of the day, strong winds and drought conditions. It can be grown as a specimen tree or multi-stemmed clump. A rare bonus in a tree: Cercidiphyllum prefer soils with high pH.


Cercidiphyllum japonicum Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded
Oval
Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Red
Green
Golden
Orange

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Cercidiphyllum japonicum

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Cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud