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Katsura Tree

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Fall Colors

Characteristics:
Medium-sized, deciduous tree with a pyramidal shape.

Growing Conditions:
Grows best in light shade; sun okay if given regular water. Needs frequent deep watering for the first several summers. Typically trouble-free. Prefers rich, loose, acidic, moist soil for best fall color.

Uses:
Beautiful round leaves make this a lovely shade tree. Very upright branching requires careful pruning to thin crowded stems.

Height:
60' at maturity

Width:
35' at maturity

Shape:
Upright pyramidal when young, rounded with age

Flowers:
Green flowers appear before leaves but are not very showy.

Leaves:
Bluish-green heart-shaped are very attractive and turn yellow, red, and orange in fall.

Bark:
Smooth, silver-gray bark. Shaggy and peeling on old trees.

Large forest tree of Japan and China.