Cercidiphyllum japonicum

(Katsura Tree)


$499.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Cercidiphyllum japonicum, commonly called katsura tree, is native to Japan and China. It is a deciduous, single or multi-trunked, understory tree with a dense, rounded habit that typically matures to 40-60? tall in cultivation, but can reach 100? or more in the wild. It is grown for its beautiful shape and its attractive foliage. Cordate, round-oval leaves (to 4? long) resemble those of a small redbud. Leaves emerge reddish purple in spring, mature to medium green with a slight bluish tinge in summer and turn quality shades of gold, orange and red in fall. Although not aromatic, the fallen autumn leaves have been varyingly described as smelling of cinnamon, burnt sugar or ripe apples. Tiny flowers (red on male trees and green on female trees) appear in spring before the foliage but are not particularly showy. Pollinated flowers on female trees are followed by clusters of greenish pods (to 3/4? long

Description

Best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates full sun, but has little tolerance for drought particularly when young. Best sited in a location protected from strong winds and hot afternoon sun. This is a dioecious tree (male and female flowers on separate trees).

Additional information

Common Name

Katsura Tree

Botanical Name

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Container/Amount

3 inch caliper

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 50 ft.

Width

to 30 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

early spring

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

Gold/orange/red

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