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Katsura Tree

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

The Katsura is a medium to small Japanese native mountain regions tree known for its beautiful leaf changing colours.

Soil types
Katsura preference is moist soils that are deep nutrient rich, sandy or loamy. Ph can be acid to calcareous.
Location
Sun loving but will tolerate light shade.
Height
Mature height 6-12m.
Flowers
Inconspicuous, reddish in colour and appear in April before leaves open.
Foliage
Deciduous, round to cordate soft red-bronze colour when first appearing in May and later turning pale bluish-green throughout the summer months.
Fruits
Purple-brown pods 1.5cm long.
Roots
Shallow to cordate roots often near to the surface and can therefore lift paving. Sensitive to soil compaction.