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Cercidiphyllum ‘Heronswood Globe’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A more recent introduction to the UK, 'Heronswood Globe' is an unusual dwarf selection of katsura tree from the US with glorious creamy-yellow to pink autumn colour.

As the leaves fall from the tree late in the year, they give off an aroma similar to burnt sugar or candy floss. An ideal choice of tree for autumn colour in smaller gardens where a traditional Cercidiphyllum might be to large!

Supplied Size: 3L container (60 - 80 cm tall)

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Cercidiphyllum ‘Heronswood Globe’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Sheltered area in full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist but well drained, acidic soils. Will tolerate some lime but will grow better and produce more vivid autumn colour in acid soil.
Hardiness: Very hardy but vulnerable to late spring frosts as a young plant, although it usually recovers well. Grows best in an area sheltered from strong winds (this also allows the tree to keep its autumn colour for as long as possible).
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Heronswood Globe' grows to be a small tree with a bushy, rounded crown.
Height: up to 6m (20 ft)
Spread: 6m (20 ft)

Notes: A specimen of Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Heronswood Globe', planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery had reached a height of 2.5 m and a spread of 2 m after 12 years.

Plant Finder: about Cercidiphyllum ‘Heronswood Globe’

Common names

Dwarf Katsura


Cercidiphyllum ‘Heronswood Globe’ (Dwarf Katsura). This dwarfing Katsura tree has cream-yellow to pink foliage in the autumn. The leaves give off a scent of burnt sugar as they fall.


Shelter from cold winds.

Interest and use

Grown for its habit, fragrance and autumn foliage.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Cercidiphyllum ‘Heronswood Globe’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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