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59.Weeping Katsuratree

Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendula’


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 8
15 – 25
30 – 40
Forms a mound of gracefully weeping branches
Full sun
Rich, moist, well-drained soil preferable
Not showy, open before the leaves
Small, 1/2 – 3/4 long pods, 2 – 4 together on a short stalk
Landscape use:
Excellent for residential properties, parks, golf courses, commercial areas
Discovered in a seeding population by Mr. Theodore Klein, Crestwood, KY
Yellow to magnificent apricot fall color; heart-shaped leaves
Significant Features:
None; Problems: non-serious sun scald and bark splitting


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Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.