SelecTree: Tree Detail
WEEPING KATSURA TREE
Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula'
Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
WEEPING KATSURA TREE, PENDULA KATSURA TREE
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.
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