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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

 
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Small £17.50 each 
  • 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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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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 again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. 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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