Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Katsura tree

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Autumn colour, Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

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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