Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Katsura Tree

A slow growing, finely textured tree. The distinctive, blue-green, heart-shaped leaves turn a yellow to apricot fall color. They autumn leaves give off a spicy, brown sugar odor. It is a pyramidal tree when young, becoming open and rounded with age. It needs a rich, moist, well-drained soil and full sun, and does better in areas without hot, dry winds.

  • Common Name: Katsura Tree
  • Height: 35' tall
  • Spread: 35' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 4 - 8