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Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Katsura tree

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height7m to 20m
  • Spread8m to 14m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourWhitish-pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura tree). This is a compact-pyramidal deciduous tree with a spreading nature. It will produce heart-shaped, opposite or alternate toothed leaves, making attractive fragrant foliage; the colours constantly changing. It will also provides good shade. The flowers are pinkish white and will appear in spiked clusters in the early spring. It can grow to a height of 20m.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Japan, China

Interest and use

Specimen, ornamental, leaf colour, fragrance and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Late frosts may damage young foliage, but do not usually cause lasting harm.

Propagation

Seed in autumn.

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