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Keyword:

CERCIDIPHYLLUM JAPONICUM

CERCIDIPHYLLUM JAPONICUM

Photo: Biotehnical Centre Naklo
Use/Puropose:
Avenue, Solitaire  
Family Name:
Cercidiphyllaceae (cercidifilovke)  
Plant group:
Deciduous  

Botanical characteristics

Native country:
Japan and China  
Fruits:
Elongated fruits.  
Leaves:
The leaves are small, ranging from 5 to 10 cm in width. They are heart-shaped and blue-green. In autumn they get yellow and scarlet.  
Roots:
It has shallow and shallowl roots that may interfere with the mowing. They can also raise the pavement.  
Flowers:
Male and female flowers are on separate plants.  
Habitat:
Sandy and clay soils.  
Reproduction:
With seeds.  
Stem:
The bark is dark gray.  
Bloom period:
April, May  

Climate conditions

Ground-water:
Neutral  
Location:
Half Shade  
Ground-Ph:
Sour  
Hardiness Zone:
H5   Zone Map

Specific features

Katsura tree is a deciduous tree with a crown spread out.It is usually a tree with more trunks. It can also be a big shrub. It has a wide pyramidal crown. In its homeland it usually grows up to 30 metres high, in other areas it can grow only up to 15 metres, if the conditions are good. It is often planted in groups.

Decorative useful value

In autumn the leaves are stained yellow and fall off. They smell of caramel.