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Tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura Tree




Description A deciduous tree with a pyramidal habit when young, gaining a more rounded shape when mature. The leaves are heart shaped and have a coppery-green hue when they emerge, turning dark green and then colouring to yellowy-red in autumn. This tree has inconspicuous flowers and its value as an ornamental tree lies in its dramatic foliage. Fallen leaves smell of burnt sugar when crushed. An excellent frost hardy specimen tree.    
Mature Size 20 x 15m    
Uses Makes a lovely feature tree in a large garden.    
Position & Soil Requires a moist position for best results.    
Pot sizes
in production
• 50cm/52L (1.5-1.7m)
Substitutes Acer rubrum 'Autumn Red'
Ginkgo biloba
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Shademaster'
Liriodendron tulipifera
Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'
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