Botanical Name: Cercidiphyllum japonicium
Spacing: 20' - 40'
Depth: Plant so that the stain on the trunk is at the soil level. Be sure the roots are in the soil.
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 soilds including clay.
Growth Rate: Moderate to rapid
Comments: Katsura's unusual loveliness is wonderful to behold. The big surprise comes last - sweet, spicy aroma that's compared to ginger cookies, caramel and cotton candy.
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