This interesting tree has dense, redbud-like foliage. Pyramidal as a young tree, it becomes broader with age. Although variable, fall color is attractive - shades of yellow to apricot but primarily yellow in the Midwest. It requires ample moisture during the establishment period.
Katsura Tree Growing and Maintenance Tips
Best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates full sun, but has little tolerance for drought particularly when young. Best sited in a location protected from strong winds and hot afternoon sun. This is a dioecious tree (male and female flowers on separate trees).
Cercidiphyllum japonicum Characteristics
- Sun Tolerant
Growth Rate in the Garden
Soil Moisture Needs