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WEEPING KATSURA TREE
Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula'

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula' Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula' Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula' Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula' Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula' Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula' Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula'

Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Cercidiphyllaceae

Additional Common Names

WEEPING KATSURA TREE, PENDULA KATSURA TREE

Tree Characteristics

Rounded, Weeping Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 15 - 30 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Cordate, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. green. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female reproductive parts (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Green Legume, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Winter or Summer.

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 6, 14 - 16 and 18 - 20.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula' Tree Record." 1995-2021. May 13, 2021.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cercidiphyllum-japonicum-pendula >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.