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Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A beautiful weeping tree, 'Pendulum' has trailing branches and heart-shaped leaves tinted red when young which go lush green by summer. The slender, weeping branches are particularly beautiful overhanging ponds or streams.

Foliage turns specatular yellow and red in a good autumn and at leaf fall gives off an aroma like burnt sugar or candy floss. A wonderful tree.

Supplied Size: 7.5L containers (3-4 year old plants, approx 125-150 cm tall)

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum  ‘Pendulum’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Cercidiphyllum japonicum  ‘Pendulum’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Cercidiphyllum japonicum  ‘Pendulum’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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7.5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Sheltered area in full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist but well drained, acidic soils. Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' will tolerate some lime but will grow better and produce more vivid autumn colour in lime free or acid soils.
Hardiness: Hardy. Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' requires shelter from strong winds.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Eventually a medium sized tree with graceful, weeping branches.
Height: 10 m (32 ft)
Spread: 10 m (32 ft)
Notes: This plant is also known as Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Morioka Weeping'.

Further Information
One of the most beautiful of all weeping trees with 'fountains' of arching branches on established trees. Very long lived, it will become a large tree in several hundred years time but is effectively a small to medium sized tree in a normal lifespan! The origin of this rare form can be traced to a tree found by monks in Morioka, Japan.

They discovered a weeping tree and have cultivated it in the grounds of their monastery for many hundreds of years. Virtually all the weeping Cercidiphyllums in cultivation have originally been propagated from this old specimen in Northern Honshu.

Plant Finder: about Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’

Common names

Pendulous Katsura


Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’ (Pendulous Katsura). Pendulous Katsura has long, pendulous branches bearing heart-shaped leaves which are tinted red in spring and turn pink and orange in autumn. Gives off a scent of burnt sugar as the leaves drop.


Shelter from cold winds. Prefers lime-free soils for best autumn colour.

Interest and use

Grown for its weeping habit and autumn foliage.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum  ‘Pendulum’ | Rackenford, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterMoist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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