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Katsura Tree

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

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.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationser-sid-i-FILL-um juh-PON-ih-kum
Average Size at MaturitySlow grower to 40 to 50 ft. tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide. Rounded form with age.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth Habit5
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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').

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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