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Midwest Regional Reports

Regional Picks: Seasonal Combo—Midwest

Fine Gardening - Issue #193
Illustration: Elara Tanguy
Photo: Nova Photo Graphik/gapphotos.com

1. Red Fox katsura tree

Name: Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Rotfuchs’

Zones: 4–8

Size: 40 to 60 feet tall and 25 to 50 feet wide

Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil but tolerates average soil and clay

Native range: Japan, China

This tree is spectacular for many reasons, including the deep, burgundy-purple spring color of its heart-shaped leaves. The foliage fades to a dusky green with the heat of summer, but in fall it brings new interest, with a fetching yellow-orange color and a sweet cotton-candy scent. This long-lived tree has a strong pyramidal form when young, and the broadening habit that comes with age makes it an excellent shade tree. It has very few insect and disease problems and is adaptable to a wide range of soils and conditions.

 

Photo: courtesy of Proven Winners® Color Choice®

2. Festivus Gold® Ninebark

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