Katsura Tree - single stem Tree
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Katsura Tree - single stem Tree
Katsura Tree - single stem Leaf
Katsura Tree - single stem Additional Product Shot 723
Katsura Tree - single stem Additional Product Shot 865
Katsura Tree - single stem Additional Product Shot 866
Katsura Tree - single stem Additional Product Shot 868

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 35-50'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Katsura Tree - single stem
Cercidiphyllum japonicum
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The Katsura tree is a magnificent, underused shade tree that will lend both an air of elegance and fun to your landscape. This fast-growing tree develops a dome-like canopy of foliage to shade a quiet space below for reading, relaxing, or daydreaming. You’ll stare up at the neat, scalloped, heart-shaped leaves and feel the worries of the day melt away. In fall, your Katsura tree will light up the block when its green foliage turns a luminous yellow—maybe even taking on apricot tones. As the leaves fall, they give off a delicious fragrance of cotton candy. You’ll laugh as passersby stop in their tracks and look around for the source of the sweet scent!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: 35-50'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Thomas Hogg Sr. was a well-known nurseryman in London who came to America in 1822 to start his own nursery. He had two sons, Thomas Jr., who became a diplomat in Japan for President Abraham Lincoln, and James who stayed home to run the family nursery business on 23rd and Broadway in New York. While in Japan Thomas would send his brother seeds from different plants to propagate, including the Katsura tree in 1865. Soon the nursery was producing some wonderful Japanese plants. Together, they are responsible for introducing a wide assortments of plants to this country. The Katsura tree grows considerably taller in its native Japan. There the wood is used for cabinetmaking and paneling.

The Details

This large shade tree is our 2005 Beneficial Tree of the Year! Katsuratree's are probably best known for their absolutely gorgeous fall color, but before we get to that…the new leaves on these beauties emerge with a reddish-purple color to them and change to bluish-green in summer. The fall color is undeniably beautiful in all shades of yellow and apricot! (Now's the time you look at the picture and oooohhhh and aaaahhhh...go ahead, we won't watch to see how goofy you look doing it).

How to Grow

Katsuratree is a large, fast growing tree that likes full sun and moist soil, not too wet and not too dry. The first few years that the Katsuratree is in your garden, it would be good to give it a yearly dose of fertilizer in the fall. Applying a medium rate fertilizer for about the first 3 years or so should be fine, at least until the tree is established. Pruning the Katsuratree is rather minimal as well. No major pest or disease problems. Low maintenance and a kaleidoscope of foliage color!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 50'
Avg Mature Width 40'
Spacing 35-50'
Growth Rate Medium-Fast
Leaf Color Bronze/Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow/Orange
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

7-8' tall single stem. Great branching and well developed form. Grown in our #15 tree container.

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Katsura Tree - single stem Tree
Katsura Tree - single stem Leaf
Katsura Tree - single stem Additional Product Shot 723
Katsura Tree - single stem Additional Product Shot 865
Katsura Tree - single stem Additional Product Shot 866
Katsura Tree - single stem Additional Product Shot 868