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Katsura is an undemanding shrub or small tree with little or no insect and disease problems and its ability to grow in a variety of soils.  Leaves may sometimes drop in mid-summer because of dry weather.   Do not plant near a sidewalk or lawn because the shallow roots will cause a nuisance.


Common Name: Katsura Tree, Weeping Katsura Tree
Botanical Name: Cercidiphyllum
Type: Deciduous tree or shrub
Soil Preference: Will tolerate some salt and will grow in dry soil but prefers well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay soils with a pH of acidic to slightly alkaline (less than 6.8 - 7.7)
Light Requirements: Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Attributes: Pest tolerant, makes a nice specimen plant
Pests: None serious but some insects may occassionally chew on foliage
Diseases: None serious
Care: Should always be kept mulched under the canopy.   Fertilize with Holly-tone, Plant-tone or a water-soluble fertilizer at the recommended rates.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
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Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Katsura Tree
zones 4-8
Description:  Heart-shaped leaves emerge with a red tinge in spring.  Apricot-yellow fall color.  Rounded form.
Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green, yellow fall color
Height: 40-60'
Spread: 20-30'

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Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula'
Weeping Katsura Tree
zones 4-8
Description:  A weeping tree/shrub with bluish-green foliage that turns yellow-orange in fall.  The branches are slightly open.
Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green, yellow fall color
Height: 15-25'
Spread: 15-25'

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