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Autumn fall shades of orange and pink of Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura Tree within Parc de Mariemont | Heartwood Seeds UK
Sunlight filters through the heart-shaped bright green leaves of a Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura Tree during summer
Red tints appear on green summer leaves of a Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura Tree at the National Botanic Garden of Wales
Warm autumn colours on the foliage of a large Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura Tree within Trewidden Garden West Cornwall
Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura Tree seeds
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Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura Tree) | 15 - 250 Seeds | £3.49 - £44.99

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum - (Katsura Tree)

 

The Katsura tree is a deciduous broadleaf, medium-sized tree native to China and Japan, typically growing to 40-45ft (12-14m) in height (within approx. 25 years) under cultivation in the ground, although staying much smaller if grown within a pot, (under 3 feet as a bonsai)

 

Starting out a beautiful pink in the spring, the heart-shaped leaves turn to bright green in summer before various striking shades of yellow, orange, red and purple take over for the autumn, often with several colours overlapping.  Interestingly, the autumn foliage can smell of burnt brown sugar, or candy floss, which adds to its appeal

 

The small and pretty pink flowers are borne on the trees before the leaves in the spring

 

The trees are easy to keep small (if desired) with pruning.  These trees flower young

 

Makes an excellent bonsai tree as the roots are very shallow and it is easily dwarfed

 

Cercidiphyllum japonicum has the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

 

Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack

 

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 GROWING DETAILS

 

Genus: Cercidiphyllum

 

Species: japonicum

 

English name: The Katsura Tree

 

Plant type: Deciduous broadleaf, medium-sized tree

 

Eventual height: 40-45ft (12-14m) in height (within approx. 25 years) under cultivation in the ground, although staying much smaller if grown within a pot (under 3 feet as a bonsai)

 

Season of Interest: Pink flowers and pink leaves during spring; green foliage during summer; intense autumn colours; attractive leafless form during winter

 

Hardiness: Fully hardy. Very young plants should have their new growth protected from very hard frosts

 

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

 

Shelter from very strong winds

 

Soil: Moist but well-drained. Slightly acidic soils tend to produce marginally better autumn colours

 

Propagation methods: Seeds, basal or semi-hardwood cuttings

 

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