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Cercidiphyllum japonicium

Common Name(s):
Katsura tree
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Difficult to transplant; excellent shade tree; strong, spicy, fragrance released just before leaf drop in fall; some bark peeling with maturity; yellow to apricot fall color.

Height:
40-60 ft.
Flower:
Insignificant flower
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; requires moist soil; suffers in hot dry sites
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Pyramidal when young; full and dense; great variability with age; stiff arching branches
Width:
20-40 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
2-4 in. opposite, simple, rounded leaves; new leaves emerge reddish-purple; turn blue-green in summer; yellow to apricot fall color

NCCES plant id: 1948

Cercidiphyllum japonicium leaves Cercidiphyllum japonicium leaves
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Cercidiphyllum japonicium bark Cercidiphyllum japonicium bark