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Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Rotfuchs'

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Rotfuchs'

katsura "Red fox". Back lit by sun.
Planted today from pot to landscape. Hope it will survive. Last year I planted Redbud in the same general area and it died :-(

Leaves are starting to turn green but overall appearance is still red. Fall foliage is yellow.

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The leaves on mine are yellow . . . perhaps a different variety of Cercidiphyllum?!

12 May, 2015


Yes Sheila. I like the one you have as well but I was looking for narrow tree and this red variety grows in narrow pyramidal shape. It is a purple-leaved cultivar. In spring, the leaves emerge deep burgundy-purple with contrasting yellow-green veining Leaves are especially attractive when backlit by sun. Leaf color fades to bluish green by mid-summer . I would not mind to have the greenish katsura as well if I could find a good spot for it but I just bought a Chionanthus virginicus so have to slow down or I will break my back which is already in bad shape. My DH is not interested in gardening.
I still do not know if Cercidiphyllum will be pruned by deer because I've only planted it in the "wild" yesterday.

12 May, 2015


Let's hope the deer don't like the little tree as much as we do, Klahanie!

12 May, 2015

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