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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Red Fox'

Commonly known as Katsura tree

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

  • Deciduous - leaves to 11cm (4½in) long. Pink and orange autumn colours.
  • Height - 5m (16ft)
  • Spread - 1m (39in)
  • Tree - very narrow, upright habit. Said to resemble the tail of a fox.
  • 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 - - ultimate size in 10-20 years. Fallen leaves smell of burnt sugar when crushed
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - China, Japan.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Suitable for small gardens - Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Purple -
  • 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 acid soils.
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical -
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tree - guide for size not form Average Person
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