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Cercidiphyllum are large deciduous trees with kidney-shaped to ovate leaves, often bronze when young, and colouring well in the autumn; flowers inconspicuous
Cercidiphyllaceae / Cercidiphyllaceae
C. japonicum is an elegant medium-sized deciduous tree, with paired, broadly heart-shaped leaves to 10cm in length, bronze-tinted when young, and turning yellow, orange and pink in autumn, when they smell of burnt sugar. Flowers and fruits inconspicuous
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Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Best grown in a woodland setting; the leaves may be damaged by late frosts
Propagate by seed, basal or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning group 1
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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