Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Katsura Tree

This deciduous, single- or multi-trunked tree slowly grows into an oval shape. Its foliage gives dappled shade. The shaggy bark is soft and easily damaged. Flowers and fruit are small and inconspicuous. Pest- and disease-resistant. Need lots of water. Mulch to keep soil cool and moist. Protect from hot drying winds.
Cercidiphyllum japonicum, Katsura Tree
In spring, purplish leaves unfold. They mature into heart-shaped foliage that is dark green on top and grayish underneath. Fall leaves are yellow or apricot.

Attributes - Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Plant Type: Tree

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 40 ft. to 100 ft.

Width: 60 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Root Rot.

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