Young Katsura Tree | Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Did you know that the Cercidiphyllum japonicum has several Dutch names, such as Katsura tree, Heart tree, and Cookie tree?

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Various Names

Cercidiphyllum Japonicum has multiple Dutch names such as Katsura tree, Heart tree, and Cookie tree.

 

Leaf Shape and Color

The name Heart tree comes from the heart-shaped leaves that appear on the tree in spring. The leaves have a beautiful oval shape and are green, which turns into a gorgeous yellow-orange to red color in autumn before falling from the tree.

 

Growth

This beautiful young Katsura tree (Cerdiphyllum japonicum) is a medium-sized tree that can reach a height of 6-10 meters in adulthood.

 

Fruits

The fruits of the Katsura tree are brown pods. These appear in autumn and contain small seeds. Although these fruits are not edible for humans, they are an attractive food source for birds and other animals.

 

Smell of the Tree

When the leaves have fallen off, a peculiar smell resembling cookies is released. Hence, the name Cookie tree.

 

How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.

 

Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower

 

Questions?

Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!

Specifications

  • Mature Height

    8-10 meters
  • Flower color

    Inconspicuous red
  • Flowering months

    April - May
  • Location

    Sun-semi shade
  • Fruits

    Pod-shaped fruits
  • Evergreen

    Not wintergreen
  • Winter hardiness

    Winter-hardy
  • Leaf color in summer

    Green
  • Leaf color in autumn

    Yellow-Orange

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