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Close up of Katsura Tree leaves, this tree has small green heart shaped leaves that twirl about in the wind
Katsura Tree planted in a landscape in fall, the green is gone as hues of orange and yellow take over these small heart shaped leaves in fall
Katsura Tree planted in a landscape in fall, the green is gone as hues of orange and yellow take over these small heart shaped leaves in fall
Close up of Katsura Tree leaves in fall, in early fall this trees small heart shaped leaves start to turn from green to yellow
Katsura Tree on White, small green heart shaped leaves with a brownish gray colored trunk
Close up of Katsura Tree leaves, this tree has small green heart shaped leaves that twirl about in the wind
Katsura Tree planted in a landscape in fall, the green is gone as hues of orange and yellow take over these small heart shaped leaves in fall
Katsura Tree planted in a landscape in fall, the green is gone as hues of orange and yellow take over these small heart shaped leaves in fall
Close up of Katsura Tree leaves in fall, in early fall this trees small heart shaped leaves start to turn from green to yellow
Katsura Tree on White, small green heart shaped leaves with a brownish gray colored trunk

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 40-60' tall
  • Mature Width: 30-40' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 40-60' apart

FRAGRANT, APRICOT COLORED FALL FOLIAGE

FEATURES:

  • Copper-red colored foliage appears in spring, lasting until the warmth of summer arrives
  • Blue-green leaves transform into a golden, red tinted color in fall that are accompanied by a light, sweet fragrance, similar to cotton candy
  • Is sweet fragrance attracts many pollinator species, like butterflies and songbirds
  • Easy to care for, drought tolerant and cold hardy
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Katsura Tree

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Regular price $675.00
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Why the Katsura Tree?

The Katsura tree is a magnificent, underused shade tree that will lend both an air of elegance and fun to your landscape. This fast-growing tree develops a dome-like canopy of foliage to shade a quiet space below for reading, relaxing, or daydreaming. You’ll stare up at the neat, scalloped, heart-shaped leaves and feel the worries of the day melt away. In fall, your Katsura tree will light up the block when its green foliage turns a luminous yellow—maybe even taking on apricot tones. As the leaves fall, they give off a delicious fragrance of cotton candy. You’ll laugh as passersby stop in their tracks and look around for the source of the sweet scent!

Thomas Hogg Sr. was a well-known nurseryman in London who came to America in 1822 to start his own nursery. He had two sons, Thomas Jr., who became a diplomat in Japan for President Abraham Lincoln, and James who stayed home to run the family nursery business on 23rd and Broadway in New York. While in Japan ,Thomas would send his brother seeds from different plants to propagate, including the Katsura tree in 1865. Soon the nursery was producing some wonderful Japanese plants. Together, they are responsible for introducing a wide assortments of plants to this country. The Katsura tree grows considerably taller in its native Japan. There, the wood is used for cabinetmaking and paneling.

How to use in the landscape?

This large shade tree is our 2005 Beneficial Tree of the Year! Katsuratree's are probably best known for their absolutely gorgeous fall color, but before we get to that…the new leaves on these beauties emerge with a reddish-purple color to them and change to bluish-green in summer. The fall color is undeniably beautiful in all shades of yellow and apricot! (Now's the time you look at the picture and oooohhhh and aaaahhhh...go ahead, we won't watch to see how goofy you look doing it).

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant

Katsura tree is a large, fast growing tree that likes full sun and moist soil, not too wet and not too dry. Katsura will succeed when planted in average to good organic soil with good drainage. Be sure to water periodically during times of drought. When planted in the right location, Katsura will reward you with years of beauty. No major pest or disease problems. Low maintenance and a kaleidoscope of foliage color!

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements Fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.

How To Prune

Prune low hanging, damaged or weak branches off as necessary in late winter.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees

90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

How?

Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat

3-YEAR-TREE GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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