Katsura tree will grow in nutrient rich, moist acidic to alkaline soil types. Leaf colours are more intense when planted into soils with acidic pH.


The Katsura tree likes cool areas with high humidity and moist soil. Sensitive to heat and drought.

Annual Growth Rate

The Katsura tree will achieve a growth of around 30cm per year.


The Katsura tree can grow in soils with acidic, neutral and alkaline pH levels.

Root Structure

The root system of the Katsura tree is shallow and far-reaching and near to the surface which will lift paving and other hardstanding materials.


The Katsura tree is a truly beautiful specimen tree, and if your garden can accommodate one, we recommend that you consider it.

Annual Pruning

The Katsura tree should only be pruned if needs to be shaped-up or it has damaged or broken branches.


The Katsura is not a demanding tree and will reward you with outstanding features, including leaf colouring, flowers and fragrance.

The beautiful Katsura tree is slow growing and eventually reaches 8-10 metres tall with a crown spread of around 6 metres wide when mature.

The Katsura tree is dioecious the male flowers are reddish in colour, the female flowers are very decorative, purple in colour and appearing in small clusters before the leaves shoot in April.

The leaves of the Katsura tree are the real ‘stars of the show’, they are round to cordate in shape and appear in May, soft bronze in colour, later turning pale-green and bluish-green. In the autumn they turn a stunning yellow-orange to orange-red. And it doesn’t stop there. When the leaves finally drop to the ground, they fill the surrounding air with a caramel fragrance that smells just like freshly baked biscuits.

Price & Availability


Spring - Summer

Mature Tree


60-65cm girth 6.5m tall

70-75cm girth 7m tall

80-85cm girth 8m tall

90-100cm girth 10m tall

100+cm girth

Semi-Mature Tree


18-20cm girth 4m tall

25-30cm girth 4.5m tall

35-40cm girth 5m tall

45-50cm girth 5m tall

55-60cm girth 5.5m tall

Young Tree


10-12cm girth 2m tall

14-16cm girth 2.2m tall

16-18cm girth 2.5m tall

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