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Noun1.Cercidiphyllum - one species: katsura tree
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
Cercidiphyllum japonicum, katsura tree - rapidly growing deciduous tree of low mountainsides of China and Japan; grown as an ornamental for its dark blue-green candy-scented foliage that becomes yellow to scarlet in autumn
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Although character state 0 occurs in a minority of modern Cercidiphyllum leaves, it is indicated as the ancestral state in the fossil record (see the discussion in the text).
The Katsura tree or Cercidiphyllum japonicum has attractively rounded bright green leaves throughout the summer but these soon take on a slightly pinky or yellowish colour that looks gorgeous.
leaves of living Cercidiphyllum, as well as in many fossil leaves,
My favourite and one at the top of my list for autumn colour is the Japanese "Katsura" otherwise known as Cercidiphyllum japonicum, which colours to a beautiful soft yellow.
Cercidiphyllum japonicum is a species all on its own - there are no other members of the cercidiphyllum family - and I think it's in a class of its own, too.
Caption to go in here please | Carol gets to work pruning dead branches from Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum', above, and leaves of the Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki', inset THIS might seem a strange time of year to be pruning but with some shrubs it is only now that dead wood and wayward stems are becoming evident.
For autumn colour try plants such as euonymus alatus or cercidiphyllum japonicum.
The other plant that's a surefire winner is the Katsura tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum.
It's a time of observing something new every day - right now in my garden the tiny heart-shaped pink leaves of Cercidiphyllum are unfurling and the acacia is covered in scented yellow pompoms.
The katsura tree, cercidiphyllum japonicum, glows amber in twilight against the almost black bulk of cupressus macrocarpa.
including Cercidiphyllum, Metasequoia, Platanus, and Glyptostrobus