Cercidiphyllum is a genus containing two species of plants, both commonly called Katsura. The genus is native to Japan and China and it is one of the largest hardwoods in Asia. Several different cultivars are grown, including 'Aureum', 'Heronswood Globe', 'Pendula', and 'Ruby'. Plant this tree in the full sun in moist, organically rich, well-drained soil.
How to care for Katsura
Katsura needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Katsura love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Katsura does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Katsura after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.