How big does a Katsura tree get?

40 to 60 feet tall
Katsura Tree Plant Profile

Botanical Name Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Common Name Katsura tree, Japanese Katsura
Plant Type Tree
Mature Size 40 to 60 feet tall and 25 to 60 feet wide
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

Are katsura trees rare?

About 80 percent of the landscape shrubs listed in nursery catalogs are exotics while, if you exclude the small flowering trees, only a couple shade trees are offered. Japanese Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) is one of these, yet it remains rare in landscapes.

How long does it take a Katsura tree to grow?

Two years is enough. Think things through before deciding where to plant it! It can grow to over 100 feet (30 meters) if well-watered! You can also plant a dwarf katsura variety instead.

Is Katsura invasive?

It grows in woodlands in Japan but in China it is mainly found in open areas with rich moist soils. Wildlife value: Minimal. Not invasive.

Is Katsura fast growing?

Although listed as growing at a moderate rate, Katsura Tree is capable of rapid growth spurts in optimal conditions. Some trees have been reported to grow more than 4 feet per year when given ample moisture and adequate nutrition.

Do katsura trees smell good?

The scent of dry leaves is one of fall’s pleasures, but katsura tree leaves have a distinctively sweet smell, similar to burnt sugar, says Kris Bachtell, tree expert at The Morton Arboretum. “The scent tends to be stronger on a dry day.

Do katsura trees smell?

In early fall, the gold outline of katsura tree leaves is particularly visible as they begin to change color. “The leaves turn a really pretty fall yellow, and once they drop, they release a sugary aroma that smells like cotton candy,” Burns said. “Some liken it to caramel or even brown sugar.”

Is Katsura tree messy?

Katsura has no messy flowers, fruits or large leaves to create a maintenance problem. This is a tree that can stand some fairly moist soil. The foliage produces a wonderful chocolate aroma in the summer.

Are Katsura roots invasive?

Native: Nope, it’s not a North American native, it is from China and Japan. It grows in woodlands in Japan but in China it is mainly found in open areas with rich moist soils. Wildlife value: Minimal. Not invasive.

What tree looks like cotton candy?

The Cotton Candy™ Redbud is a gorgeous new variety of the eastern redbud, a native tree and one of the very first trees to bloom in spring. The dark-brown stems and branches are covered in a profusion of pastel-pink blooms before the leaves emerge, in one of the highlights of spring.

Is Katsura tree Hardy?

Katsura trees will thrive in USDA plant hardiness zones 4b to 8. They need plenty of water at establishment, but once they are mature can handle short periods of drought. Plant the tree in well drained soil that is acid or neutral. The plant is sensitive to frost and does drop its leaves once cold temperatures arrive.

What kind of tree is a katsura tree?

About Japanese Katsura Trees. The grown up name for Katsura tree, Cercidiphyllum, refers to a genus of trees from Asia, in particular Japan and China. The trees are suited for moist soil in full sun and get no larger than 45 feet tall. In fact, the majority of the trees are almost better classified as big bushes rather than trees.

Is Katsura a low maintenance plant?

The Katsura tree is a wonderful ornamental plant for cold to temperate regions. Although this is a low maintenance plant, a little information on how to take care of a Katsura tree will help you keep it healthy and strong as an attractive presence in your landscape.

Do katsura trees turn yellow in the fall?

The heart-shaped leaves turn a spectacular display of yellow and apricot in fall. Katsura Tree can be grown in multi-stem and single-stem options. Sun scald and frost-cracking can be problematic in dry, hot, and/or windy sites, although Katsura Tree has no major insect or disease issues to speak of.

Is the weeping katsura tree dangerous?

This tree is not associated with any serious pests or diseases. However, gardeners should be aware that the weeping katsura is intolerant of drought, and that the tree must also be protected from the direct exposure to wind. Its wood is considered to be weak and is subject to breakage.