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: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Glabrous, Ovate, Crenate, Serrate
Flowers: White, Red, Green, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Follicle, Green, Sep- Oct, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: 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, margins crenate/serrate, point downward, coppey in spring and then pinkish-yellow in autumn; flowers on female tree, bloom reddish in spring, follicles pod-like, green, most < 15 mm long. Winter ID: buds small red opposite, adpressed, 'lobster claws'; fruit small, green or brown, banana shaped may be present on female plants.