Katsura Tree Overview
Ceridiphyllum japonicum is an elegant ornamental tree. Perfect for a large sheltered garden. The branches are delicate and are upswept which provide an appealing structure when bare in the winter. Grown for its heart-shaped foliage that is a reddish bronze colour when new and turns lovely yellows oranges and pinks during the autumn. Not only is the foliage beautiful during this time it also produces an aroma of burnt caramel that wafts through the garden. The best foliage colour is achieved on a more acidic soil. This is a dioecious species and so some trees are male and some are female, with the female flowers being slightly showier. The females also produce small banana-shaped pods during summer.