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Weeping Katsura Tree
Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Amazing Grace'

Family: Cercidiphyllaceae
Genus: Cercidiphyllum (ser-sid-ih-FIL-um) (Info)
Species: japonicum (juh-PON-ih-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Amazing Grace
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Category:

Trees

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Blue-Green

Aromatic

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Pewee Valley, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On May 21, 2009, Shapeshft from Binghamton, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

In the fall of '07 I purchased a weeping Katsura Tree whip (about 3' long total) and planted it in a well-drained location. Part of it died back over the winter and despite spraying it with an anti-deer spray its leaves were browsed during the summer. During the second winter in which we had unseasonably warm mid-winter periods plus some very cold snaps, it died. I might try it again in a different location in my yard.

Positive

On Nov 12, 2006, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a fantastic weeping tree. It needs its space; note the pictures in the listing to see how wide it can reach. You won't be sorry for allowing it free rein, though. The sinuous branches and waterfalls of slim stems regaled in foliage will make you want one for yourself.

As with all katsura: don't let this plant dry out. Regular moisture through droughty periods will be rewarded with healthy vigorous growth and long life.