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Common name: Katsura TreeType: Ornamental treesAspect: Prefers full sunColour: Not applicableSeason: SummerSoil: Moist and well drainedSize: MediumDelivery: Mail order or collection from the car park onlyImage: WTGN
Very pretty, deciduous upright tree, ideal for smaller gardens and one of our all-round favourites for versatility. Most of the plants we sell are multi-stemmed, and we have a fine speciment growing here which indeed has four stems pretty much emerging from ground level, so such a plant more or less forms an instant 'grove effect' compared to single-stemmed specimens.
Round mid-green leaves emerge quite early in spring and are a deep red-bronze when young before turning to mid-green for the summer. The name 'cercidiphyllum' indicates that the leaves resemble Cercis, the Judas Trees, and this is quite correct, with a similar rounded shape, although much smaller than Cercis. The small leaves and quite upright and narrow habit make this tree very amenable to planting in smaller gardens as it casts only dappled shade and takes up really very little room - it is perhaps three times as high as it is wide. In autumn the leaves turn vivid orange-red and the whole trees emits a powerful 'Candy-floss' or caramel aroma as leaves turn.
Cercidiphyllum japonicum is native to China and Japan, and is regarded as threatened in the wild in China whilst reasonably abundant in Japan.
We are a small and very busy working nursery and we do not have the capacity to continually update pot size information on our web shop as we are continually propagating and potting plants up. Therefore any one plant type may be in different pot sizes at different times of year. However, we hope the following notes will be useful
1. We do not sell any plants in 'plug' sizes - all our plants are of a size that is appropriate for planting out in the garden.
2. Early in the year herbaceous perennials may be in 9cm (1/2 litre) or one litre pots. As we enter summer a lot of herbaceous perennials move on to 2 litre, 3 litre and occasionally 4 or even 5 litre pots.
3. Shrubs are generally in 2 litre pots at minimum, moving up to 3, 4 and 5 litres as appropriate, occasionally 7.5 litres or even 10 litres
4. Our smallest trees may be in 3 litre pots but are generally in 7.5 to 10 litre pots, some moving on to 15 litres and occasionally 20 litres
5. Flowering dogwoods, one of our specialities, are in pots ranging from 7.5 litres to 15 or occasionally 20 litre pots.
If you want to know the specific pots size of a plant please use the 'contact us' feature on the web shop, or call us on 01953 488163, although as we spend so much time on the nursery...you guessed it... propagating and potting up plants you may need to leave a message which we will endeavour to answer the same day.
Our minimum charge for sending plants by overnight courier is £9.95 which will cover the cost of up to 10 small plants, for example herbaceous perennials. This is an overnight service from when your plants leave the nursery which is normally Thursday, to arrive Friday - all ready for a great weekend in the garden.
The amount charged is calculated on the notional weight of plants, and you will find that a number of small plants, for example herbaceous perennials in 9cm, one litre or even two litre pots, can be bought for the same £9.95 shipping charge.
Adding additional plants to your order will progressively, but moderately, increase the shipping charge, but this is made entirely explicit in your shopping basket, where you can add or remove items and watch how the shipping charge alters accordingly. The maximum charge for delivery is £18.95 which would cover an unlimited number of plants.
Due to the fact that, including the cost of the boxes and so on, we pay considerably more than £9.95 for each shipment, our delivery charges are in effect subsidised by us. For that reason we have to ask for a minimum purchase of £25 before delivery in order minimise our losses.
For shipping to remoter addresses, for examples Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland and so on, please contact us and we will be able to provide you with a quotation.