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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
Further Reading....
  • 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

CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum

 
  • 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
    (see photos above)
  • 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

 
£75.00 each 
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Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2022 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.
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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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
£45.00 each 

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