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Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Rotfuchs’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A narrow Cercidiphyllum, 'Rotfuchs' has deep purple leaves in spring, which turn glaucous blue as the year progresses. Established plants can have lovely creamy yellow/orange autumn colour.

It has a very narrow, upright habit and is said when mature to resemble a foxes tail ('Rotfuchs' means 'Red Fox' in German). The narrow habit makes it a good choice for smaller gardens.

Supplied Size: 4L containers (60 - 80 cm tall)

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum  ‘Rotfuchs’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Cercidiphyllum japonicum  ‘Rotfuchs’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Cercidiphyllum japonicum  ‘Rotfuchs’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
4 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: Slow to moderate.
Habit: Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Rotfuchs' grows to be a small tree with a narrow, upright habit.
Height: 5m (16 ft)
Spread: 1m (3 ft)

Notes: Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Rotfuchs' is notably resistant to honey fungus!

Plant Finder: about Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Rotfuchs’


Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Rotfuchs’. This Katsura has very dark purple to red leaf colour in spring, turning to blue-green by midsummer followed by yellow and orange autumn colour. 'Rotfuchs' means 'Red Fox' in German, which suits this tree very well, but it was also developed by Karl Fuchs in the 1970s.


Shelter from cold winds.

Interest and use

A small tree with a narrow habit, ideal as a specimen in a small garden. Foliage interest.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum  ‘Rotfuchs’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterMoist

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