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, Squares and parks, Streets, 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:

Second size trees 6-12 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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