Learn more about the katsuratree's environment.
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Plant type: Deciduous tree
Botanical name: Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8
If the wonderful habit of this beautiful tree isn't enough to recommend it, perhaps it's the clean foliage that turns yellow and soft-orange in autumn. Mature size is 40 to 60 feet tall and a variable width, usually (but not always) narrower than the height. The tree begins life more pyramidal, then gradually assumes some girth in its canopy. Leaves are roundish, 2 to 4 inches long and wide; they emerge reddish-purple, turning to blue-green as they mature.
Culture: Give this tree full sun in moist, rich, well-drained soil. Katsuratree adapts to alkaline soils but seems to have better fall color in acid soil.
How to use it: As a beautiful shade tree for the lawn.