The leaves of Katsura tree are petiolated, ovate and serrated deep. The veins go out centrally from the base of the leaf. Leaf size varies from 3 - 8 cm (1.2 – 3.2 in) long and 3 - 6 cm (1.2 – 2.4 in) broad. The leaf margin is serrated.
The male flower is white, the female flower red and inconspicuous.
The sleeve is 5-6 mm (0.2 in) long and one side winged.
The twigs are red to red-brown.
single tree in parks and large gardens