Scientific Name: Cercidiphyllum japonicum Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:Katsura, Japanese Katsura treeTexture:Medium
Family Name:CercidiphyllaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):15 - 22m x 7 - 10m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Ovate, Crenate, Serrate
Flowers: White, Red, Green, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Follicle, Brown, Sep- Oct, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Street (boulevard tree)
Key ID Features:Leaves blue-green, opposite or alternate, orbicular, cordate, crenate/serrate, point downward, gold/orange/red in autumn; flowers on female tree, bloom reddish in spring, fruit green pods, <2cm. Winter ID: buds small red opposite, adpressed, 'lobster claws'; fruit small, brown, banana shaped may be present.