katsura tree

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Photo/Illustration: 
Janet Jemmott
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katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)
sir-sid-ih-FIL-um jah-PON-ih-kum
Genus:  Cercidiphylllum
This spreading, deciduous tree native to Japan and China has a rounded form and rounded, redbud-like leaves. It grows to 70 feet tall and 50 feet wide and sports brilliant red, apricot, and yellow fall color. Early spring flowers are insignificant. This attractive tree makes an excellent specimen. 'Pendula', a weeping form, is this species' most popular cultivar.
Care:  Provide Full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral, fertile soil in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.
Propagation: 

 

Problems: 

 No serious problems

Overview

Height
Over 30 ft.
Spread
Over 30 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Fall Foliage
Uses
Fall Interest,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Type
Trees

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