Katsura Seed

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

£4.50 inc. VAT

Katsura is a small deciduous tree with attractive heart shaped leaves, pink when new, fresh green sometimes tinged purple in summer and then bright yellows, oranges, reds and pinks in autumn. Autumn leaves have a caramel/burnt sugar scent and male trees have a stronger scent than female trees. Rarely flowers. Often multi-stemmed.

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Description

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Common Name: Katsura

Native: China, Japan,

Provenance: China

Size and Spread (10yrs): 12m x 8m

Treatment required: Shallow sow in warmth. Keep compost moist.

Seed/kg:     c. 1,360,000;   approx 2500 germinal seed/kg

Ideal sowing period: Spring. Autumn sown will germinate in spring.

Soil Conditions: Humus rich but well drained

Planting instructions: Dappled shade and the shelter of light woodland is preferable.

New shoots tend to be frost susceptible so some protection needed.

Pic courtesy of Liné1, CC BY-SA 3.0 <, via Wikimedia Commons

small pics show male flowers in March


			

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

5gm seed pkt (approx 1000 seeds)

Genus

Cercidiphyllum

Family

Cercidiphyllaceae

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

tree

Evergreen

deciduous

Interest

aromatic, autumn foliage

Requires

part shade

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