katsura tree - Cercidiphyllaceae Ceridiphyllum japonicum

Foliage

katsura tree Foliage

Bark

katsura tree Bark

Bud

katsura tree Bud

Twig

katsura tree Twig

Taxonomy

FamilyCercidiphyllaceae
GenusCeridiphyllum
Speciesjaponicum
Common Namekatsura tree
iTree Code CEJ2

Plant Form

FormTree:
Height60 feet
Spread30 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

FoliageOppositely arranged leaves, bluish green leavesLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
BarkBrown, slightly shaggy with ends loose
BudTwo scales, not overlapping, reddish, terminal; absentBud Arrangement Information IconOpposite
Twig
FlowerDioecious, male, reddish purple, small and frilly
FruitSmall, dehiscent, banana-shaped pods, 2 to 4 together (spur), seeds paper thin and winged
Fall Colordeep yellow-orange

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin5.5SoilModerate
Max8bMax7.6SprayHigh

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
UnknownUnknownUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginJapan