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KATSURA Tree Seeds - Cercidiphyllum japonicum Tree Seed - Spectacular Gold, Orange & Red Colors - Zones 4 - 8

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Japanese Katsura, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, Tree Seeds

Cercidiphyllum japonicum, known as the Japanese Judas-tree, is a species of flowering tree in the Cercidiphyllaceae family that commonly goes by the name Katsura tree. It is native to China and Japan. The tree is deciduous
and grows to 40 to 60 feet. Its leaves are round. The tree flowers in
March or April and produces winged seeds. Several different cultivars
are grown, including 'Aureum', 'Heronswood Globe', 'Pendula',
and 'Ruby'.

Bonsai, Exfoliating Bark, Fall Color, Fast Growth, Shade Tree, Fragrant Fall Leaves, Cold Tolerant


Katsura tree is a deciduous, single or multi-trunked, understory tree with a
dense, rounded habit. It typically matures to 40-60' in cultivation, but
can reach 100' or more in the wild. It is grown for its beautiful shape
and its attractive foliage. Round-oval leaves (to 4" long) resemble
those of a small redbud (Cercis = redbud genus and phyllon= Greek for
leaf). Leaves emerge reddish purple in spring, mature to medium green
with a slight bluish tinge in summer and turn quality shades of gold,
orange and red in fall. Although not aromatic, the fallen autumn leaves
have been varyingly described as smelling of cinnamon, burnt sugar or
ripe apples. Dioecious (male and female flowers are on separate trees).
Male trees are more upright, female trees are more spreading. Tiny
reddish flowers appear in spring but are not showy. Pollinated flowers
on female trees are followed by clusters of greenish pods (to 3/4"

Other Names: Katsura tree
Zone: 4 to 8
Growth rate: Moderately rapid when young but slows down with age.
Plant Type: Deciduous Tree
Family: Cercidiphyllaceae
Native Range: China, Japan
Height: 40 to 60 feet
Spread: 25 to 60 feet
Shape: Rounded
Bloom Time: March - April  
Bloom Color: Green to reddish-green
Sun: Sun to part shade
Fall Color: Spectacular Gold, Orange and red.
Drought tolerance: Moderate
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low

Site Requirements/ Soil tolerances:
Best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates
full sun, but has little tolerance for drought particularly when young.
Best sited in a location protected from strong winds and hot afternoon

Culture: Requires pruning to develop strong structure.

Uses: Bonsai, Small specimen shade tree or street tree.


Sowing Cercidiphyllum japonicum Seeds:
The seeds of Katsura are very small.
Light, warmth and moisture enhance germination.
Germination: Surface sow indoors. Requires light for germination. Artificial light is recommended.
Soil temperature must be at least 68 Degrees F for the seed to germinate.

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