A mature Weeping Katsura planted in a landscape showing off its beautiful weeping, bright green foliage.
A closeup of the bright green, heart-shaped foliage of the Weeping Katsura.
The cascading branches of the Weeping Katsura Tree covered in the bright green leaves.
A single heart-shaped, green leave of the Weeping Katsura Tree on a white background.
A mature Weeping Katsura planted in a landscape showing off its beautiful weeping, bright green foliage.
A closeup of the bright green, heart-shaped foliage of the Weeping Katsura.
The cascading branches of the Weeping Katsura Tree covered in the bright green leaves.
A single heart-shaped, green leave of the Weeping Katsura Tree on a white background.

Weeping Katsura Tree

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula'

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  • Graceful branching weeps down and gives a cascading appearance
  • Heart-shaped foliage emerges as a bronze-purple color in spring before turning a bright green by summer
  • In the fall, the leaves transform to vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and pink and release a distinct fragrance that can be described as caramel and burnt sugar
  • Fast growing and low maintenance
  • Ideal when planted as a specimen tree or unique shade tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 15-20' tall
  • Mature Width: 10-20' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 25-30' apart

Why plant Weeping Katsura Tree?

With a cascading form like a soothing green waterfall, the Weeping Katsura Tree brings a feeling of serenity to the landscape. This tree will bring a smile to your face every time you glimpse its graceful, flowy form. Weeping Katsura will delight you in fall with a fine display of radiant yellow foliage that sometimes carries hints of orange. In autumn, this tree will bring you a big chuckle when the leaves—oddly enough—smell like cotton candy as they fall! Your poor puzzled guests and passersby will wonder where that sugary scent could possibly be coming from!

The Katsura Tree is native to China and Japan, where it has long been cherished as an incomparably beautiful tree. It is woven into legends there—one says that the “man in the moon” tends a huge Katsura Tree on the moon; another says that the Katsura is the bridge between earth and sky. Katsura’s appreciation in this country has been slower to come, and it’s still an undeservedly uncommon tree in the U.S. This stunning weeping version was discovered on American soil, however. The late, legendary Kentucky plantsman Theodore Klein discovered it at an Indiana nursery around 1960. It also goes by the name ‘Amazing Grace’ Weeping Katsura Tree.

How to use Weeping Katsura Tree in the landscape?

The Weeping Katsura Tree forms a broad umbrella shape that will sweep the ground if left unpruned. The kids will enjoy hiding inside its canopy, and even long after they’re grown, the caramelly-sweet scent of its autumn leaves will be forever etched into their memories of home and playing under that tree. Grown-ups in the household, too, will come to look forward to the ritual of detecting the first whiff of Katsura each year!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How To Plant Weeping Katsura Tree

Like the regular Katsura Tree, the Weeping Katsura is a fast-growing tree and won’t take long to become a head-turning specimen. This tree appreciates full sun but doesn’t like to dry out—at least during the first few years. Weeping Katsura rarely needs pruning and is remarkably free of disease and insect worries, so this is one tree that won’t put a strain on your already busy schedule. Simply let it do its thing and enjoy the show for years to come!

How To Water

Watering your Weeping Katsura Tree after planting is highly important. You'll need to do so slowly and deeply, ensuring that the roots are fully saturated and able to absorb the water. For the first planting season, you'll want to water slowly and deeply every two to three days. As fall arrives, you can lessen this. The Weeping Katsura is not known to be drought tolerant, so be sure to water during those times.

How To Fertilize

When planting your new Weeping Katsura, we recommend that you use Bower & Branch Starter Plant Food. Simply mix it in with the soil before you place the tree in the hole, and then again with the soil overtop. You should reapply fertilizer each spring and fall for the first three years to give your tree all it needs to establish a healthy root system..

How To Prune

When left unpruned, your Weeping Katsura will cascade toward the ground in a majestic form. Pruning is not required unless you are removing any damaged or dead branches.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-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 you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*For Big trees and Shrubs, Size XL and bigger: Review our Seasonal Shipping Timelines and Policy here.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations. Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health. Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order. Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

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


Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large 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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- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

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