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botanical name:
Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Cercidiphyllum japonicum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Katsura
family:  Cercidiphyllaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 20.00m
width: 12.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Strong growing small to medium sized deciduous tree. Rounded leaves are bronzy when young. Good autumn colours, especially on acid soils and the fallen leaves smell of burnt toffee. Tiny red flowers in early spring, male and female born on separate plants.

cultivation:
Moist soil and sun or part shade. Reaches 3.5m. in 10 years.

usage:
Attractive ornamental specimen tree.
Highly valued good quality timber.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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