Weeping Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum')

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Botanical names:
Cercidiphyllum japonicum Accepted
Cercidiphyllum japonicum f. pendulum Synonym

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 15-25 feet
Plant Spread: 10-15 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: heart-shaped leaves which are tinted red when young and change to green by summer.
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

lone specimen at an estate

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Nov 2, 2018 12:51 PM

I've only seen one specimen of the Weeping cultivar of the Katsuratree. It was on a property of about 3 to 5 acres with an old beautiful but worn house from the late 1700's in southeast Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the property was vacant for over a decade and no one wanted even the house. In 2017 the property was bought by a developer, the house was torn down, most of the land was cleared and reconfigured, and the property is being filled now in 2018 with six new houses. A number of wonderful old trees are now gone, including the Weeping Katsuratree.

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