Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Katsura tree

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers



Skill level


Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Plant details

Cercidiphyllum japonicum is an unusual but easily grown tree bearing heart-shaped green leaves that turn a rich orange and pink in autumn. Its fallen leaves give off a pleasant aroma of candyfloss.

Cercidiphyllum japonicum flowers just before the leaves emerge, but these are fairly insignificant. For best results grow in a sheltered spot in moisture-retentive soil, in full sun to partial shade.

Family: Cercidiphyllaceae

Genus: Cercidiphyllum

Species: japonicum

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 2000cm

Spread: 1500cm

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