Katsura Tree

Katsura Tree

Katsura Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Cercidiphyllum japonicium
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate to rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; requires moist soil; suffers in hot dry sites
Texture:   Medium to fine
Form:   Pyramidal when young; full and dense; great variability with age; stiff arching branches
Height:   40 to 60'
Weight:   20 to 40'
Leaf:   2 to 4" opposite, simple rounded leaves; new leaves emerge reddish purple; turn blue green in summer; yellow to apricot fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Insignificant flower
Comments:    Difficult to transplant; excellent shade tree; strong spicy fragrance released just before leaf drop in fall; some bark peeling with maturity
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --