Scientific Name: Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Genus: Cercidiphyllum
Family: Cercidiphyllaceae

KatsuraIMG_0428 katsuraThis native of Japan can reach 80 feet in height. Its beautiful, heart-shaped leaves turn a lovely yellow to orange in the fall. It is a slow-growing tree, making it good for the small to medium garden. Males and females are separate trees. Frequently it is multi-trunked.