Cercidiphyllum japonicum | Katsura tree

Cercidiphyllum japonicum is Native to Japan and China. It is a tree that is oval at first, later forming a more rounded crown. Heart-shaped leaves sprout reddish in spring, turn green in summer and then turn yellow again in fall.



Large gardens, Solitary, Trees in containers, Trees on roofs

Growing conditions:

(Semi-)shade, Dry (sandy) soil, Endures reasonable hardening, Frost-prone, Moist (clay) soil, Normal bottom, Sunny, Windproof

Growth habit:

Oval / ovoid, Round / flattened round

Adult height:

First size shrubs 4+ m


preference for well-drained soil


flowers in April, flowers unisexual, for walking out, inconspicuous, reddish


5 cm long, approximately 1, coffee brown, flat pods that stay on the tree until spring


(large) gardens and wide streets, parks

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