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Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura Tree)

Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Taller Rounded Form, Architectural Form
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours Red Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Cercidiphyllum japonicum - Cultivation Notes

Prefering a moist garden soil in a sheltered spot, avoid dry hot spots prefering sheltered waterside planting ammongt moisture loving plants. Prune out side growth when young to establish single leader.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Cercidiphyllum japonicum:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
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plants & trees with autumn colour / foliage
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