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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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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
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  • 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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A rare form with long weeping branches
 
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CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Red Fox'

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Commonly known as: 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 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £45.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Extra large £60.00  

CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Strawberry'

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Commonly known as: Katsura tree.
Leaves have an attractive strawberry red tint right through the year
 
£35.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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