Katsura Trees are unusual but easily grown shade trees. Cercidiphyllum japonicum is known for its beautiful, heart-shaped leaves which turn fantastic shades of bright yellow, pink, purple and red in autumn. In spring, its heart-shaped leaves emerge reddish-purple, changing to blue-green as they mature. Where conditions are suitable, it is fast-growing to 40-60' tall and 30-40' wide, but it is very sensitive to drought and needs deep, permanently moist soil. Under drought conditions, the species will abscise its leaves, however refoliation may occur once water is made available. The very unique scent produced by the leaves in the autumn is said to resemble burnt brown sugar or cotton candy. Katsura trees are spectacular garden trees with beautiful appeal spring - summer and excellent autumn color. Choose Willis Orchards for top-quality Katsura trees for sale!