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Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Rotfuchs'


Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Rotfuchs' is a special katsura with burgundy foliage that turns blue-green by mid summer.

Katsura, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, is a medium to large tree native to China and Japan with a beautiful shape and lovely, small, heart-shaped leaves that emerge flushed with burgundy, age to blue-green, and then turn shades of pink, red, orange and yellow in autumn when the leaves can give off a lovely burnt caramel aroma. It has inconspicuous flowers. Trees will typically reach 40-50 feet over time. 'Rotfuchs', which is German for "red fox", is a special cultivar with burgundy foliage that turns blue-green by mid summer. It will likely grow from half to three quarters the height of the species. For the 2024 Rare Flowering Tree Pre-Order plants will be in 1g pots and about 2-3 feet tall.

Common Name: Katsura - [RFT Pre-Order]

Family: Cercidiphyllaceae (The Katsura Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 15-25'

Width: 10' and over

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tree

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Forests, forest margins, and along streams from moderate to fairly high elevations (600-2700 metres) across much of China and Japan.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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