The Katsura Tree – Cercidiphyllum japonica

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Attractive foliage turns a gorgeous red in autumn.

The Katsura tree makes an interesting bonsai. Its leaves turn a deep red in autumn and emit a wonderful, sweet, candy smell. The branches are generally evenly spaced, narrow and make for a good formal or informal upright styled tree.  

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The Katsura tree makes an interesting bonsai. Its leaves turn a deep red in autumn and emit a wonderful, sweet, candy smell. The branches are generally evenly spaced, narrow and make for a good formal or informal upright styled tree.  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk

Bonsai Size

Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

A tree with outstanding ornamental qualities the Katsura Tree tends to grow in a pyramid form when young and then spreads out with age. Branches will tend to droop with age and it does not have an overly dense canopy which makes it great as a shade tree around the home. It has quite a shallow root system with some roots sitting up to 15cm above ground which makes it unsuitable for areas requiring frequent mowing.

Propagation

A very tough tree, the Katsura does need to be placed in a moist situation when young, but once established it is quite drought tolerant. Native to China and Japan, the tree will grow in all but the most northern tropics of Australia and will tolerate most soil types.

Common Name:The Katsura Tree
Scientific Name:Cercidiphyllum japonica
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 100
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Red
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:15-25m
Tree Full Width:15-25m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

A tree with outstanding ornamental qualities the Katsura Tree tends to grow in a pyramid form when young and then spreads out with age. Branches will tend to droop with age and it does not have an overly dense canopy which makes it great as a shade tree around the home. It has quite a shallow root system with some roots sitting up to 15cm above ground which makes it unsuitable for areas requiring frequent mowing.

Propagation

A very tough tree, the Katsura does need to be placed in a moist situation when young, but once established it is quite drought tolerant. Native to China and Japan, the tree will grow in all but the most northern tropics of Australia and will tolerate most soil types.

Product Details
Common Name:The Katsura Tree
Scientific Name:Cercidiphyllum japonica
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 100
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Red
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:15-25m
Tree Full Width:15-25m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants