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Katsura

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Katsura

Katsura Leaves

Katsura Trunk

Species

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Family

Cercidiphyllaceae

Campus Location

Sid Snyder bioswales

Native Range

Japan and south central China

Description

  • Deciduous, growing 40-60 feet tall and 20-40 feet wide.
  • No serious susceptibilities known.
  • Landscape uses include specimen, street tree, parks and shade.

History and significance:
Katsura trees flourished 1.8 million years ago in North America and Europe but went extinct on both continents after the Ice Age. Its soft, white wood is used in cabinetry and paneling.

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