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'.
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.