• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow grower to 40 to 50 ft. tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide. Rounded form with age.
    Key Feature:
    Fall Color
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ser-sid-i-FILL-um ja-PON-i-kum
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow grower to 40 to 50 ft. tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide. Rounded form with age.
    Special features:Easy Care, Fall Color
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Design IdeasAn exceptional pyramidal tree that is perfect for bold fall color in front yard or back. Plant as a street tree in parkway and medians or to line a long driveway. Outstanding for parks, golf courses, schools and open space.
    Companion PlantsGroup this tree with others that feature unique seasonal qualities such as Autumn Blaze Maple, (Acer x freemanii 'Jeffsred'), Northern Red Oak, (Quercus rubra), Athene Magnolia, (Magnolia x 'Athene') and Golden Chain Tree, (Laburnum x Watereri 'Vossii').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This Asian species is related to our American redbuds which is evidenced by the similar rounded leaves. It is a large forest tree native to Japan and China.