Cercidiphyllum japonicumItem #2353 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Dependable choice for beautiful seasonal foliage display; new foliage is bronzy in spring, blue-green in summer, turning orange to golden yellow in fall. Pyramidal form when young, great for shade.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ser-sid-i-FILL-um ja-PON-i-kumPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow grower to 40 to 50 ft. tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide. Rounded form with age.Foliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:InconspicuousFlower color:RedGarden styleAsian/ZenDesign 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').
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.