Botanical Name: Cercidiphyllum japonicium
Height: 40 - 60 feet.
Spacing: 20 - 40 feet.
Depth: Plant so that the stain on the trunk is at the soil level. Be sure the roots are in the soil.
Spread: 20 - 40 feet.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Foliage: Delicate heart-shaped leaves emerge bronze to reddish-purple, turn blue-green in Summer and yellow to apricot in Fall.
Form: Pyramidal when young; full and dense; great variability with age; stiff arching branches.
Flower Form: Insignificant flowers.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist fertile soil is preferred, but will tolerate a wide range of soils including clay.
Growth Rate: Moderate to rapid growth rate.
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