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Katsura tree


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:: Cercidiphylaceae :: CERCIDIPHYLLUM :: japonicum
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Young shoots are pink in spring. The foliage is light, light green in summer, and blushes again before falling in October.


The leaves resemble those of the Judas tree, hence its Latin name (Cercidiphyllum = leaves of Cercis).

Deciduous tree of Chinese origin, with heart-shaped leaves. The leaves turn pink in fall, and have a slight smell of caramel.

  • Uses: Specimen, side of pond or lake

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: pyramidal
  • Height: 50 ft x 6.5 ft
  • Growth: medium to fast

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : clear grey
  • Foliage shape: cordate (heart-shaped)
  • Foliage colour: light green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: pink
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: rich, staying humid in summer
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 30 °C (-22 °F - USDA zone 4b)