Katsura

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

The Katsura tree is grown as both a single stemmed or multi-stemmed tree. It has rounded heart shaped leaves that emerge in spring with a red to purple tint. As the leaves mature they turn a slightly bluish green. The Katsura has yellow fall color and are known for the sweet sugary scent they emit as fall arrives.

 
Zones: Hardy to Zone 4
Leaf Description: Rounded, bluish green, heart shaped leaves
Mature Height: 40 ft
Mature Spread: 30 to 40 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate
Habit: Upright and spreading
Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Tolerances: Prefers a moist but well drained soil