name botanical:Cercidiphyllum japonicum
family:Katsura family (Cercidiphyllaceae)
height:up to 20 m (66 ft)
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.
fall foliage:bright yellow to red
flowering:March - May
blossom color:white und red
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.
bark:The bark is brown – green and longitudinally fissured.
root:Shallow-rooting plant – heart-rooting plant, the roots protrudes out of the treetops
ph value:5.0 to 7.0
single tree in parks and large gardens