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CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum

Commonly known as Katsura tree

Smoky pink or yellow autumnal colouring when a pungent scent like burnt sugar will be detectable in favourable seasons
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CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Small £15.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Deciduous
    Mid-green leaves, to 11cm (4½in) are bronze when young. Colourful autumn colours.
  • Height
    20m (65ft)
  • Spread
    15m (49ft)
  • Tree
    Pyramidal to broadly conical tree, later wide spreading.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - the noticeable scent of burnt sugar is elusive, usually picked up away from the tree.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none.
  • Place of origin
    China, Japan.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Orbicular see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
    leaves colour best on more acidic soils.
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
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20m (65ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum

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CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Pendulum'

CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Pendulum'

Katsura tree

A rare form with long weeping branches

 
£65.00 each 
CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Red Fox'

CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Red Fox'

Katsura tree

Strong purplish foliage which appears almost black from a distance and spectacular autumn colour

 
Small
£25.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large
£45.00 each 
Extra large
£60.00  

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