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Katsura tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

 

Katsura tree

Cercidiphyllum are large deciduous trees with heart-shaped leaves, bronzy-green when young, and turning to yellow, pink and orange in the Autumn (with purple and red colours as well on acid soils). When the leaves fall in Autumn they give off a distinctive caramel aroma of burnt sugar or caramel Details C. japonicum is an elegant medium-sized deciduous tree, with paired, broadly heart-shaped leaves to 10cm in length, bronze-tinted when young, and turning yellow, orange and pink in autumn, when they smell of burnt sugar. Flowers and fruits inconspicuous

 
plant Features
  • Katsura tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Katsura tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Katsura tree is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Katsura tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Katsura tree

Latin name

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

type

Tree

family

Cercidiphyllaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Katsura tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Katsura tree is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Katsura tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Katsura tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Katsura tree is 4.00meters x 6.00meters 4.00 M 6.00 M

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Cercidiphyllum are large deciduous trees with heart-shaped leaves, bronzy-green when young, and turning to yellow, pink and orange in the Autumn (with purple and red colours as well on acid soils). When the leaves fall in Autumn they give off a distinctive caramel aroma of burnt sugar or caramel Details C. japonicum is an elegant medium-sized deciduous tree, with paired, broadly heart-shaped leaves to 10cm in length, bronze-tinted when young, and turning yellow, orange and pink in autumn, when they smell of burnt sugar. Flowers and fruits inconspicuous


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Katsura is a dioecious tree (each tree has either female flowers or male flowers) with flowers varying slightly in appearance. The flowers normally appear in early to mid Spring, and are inconspicuous.

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in a sunny. sheltered site in Ph neutral or acid, well-draining soil

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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