Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Red Fox'
Common name: 
Red Fox Katsura
Pronunciation: 
ser-si-di-FIL-um ja-PON-i-kum
Family: 
Cercidiphyllaceae
Synonyms: 
Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Rotfuchs'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf, deciduous tree, broad upright habit, growing 12-15 inches per year, to a mature, pleasing height of 20 ft and a spread of 15 ft (6 × 4.5 m), after many decades more than double that size.  The leaves are opposite, simple, rounded, and serrated; they emerge in spring purple-red, later more wine-red and then blue-green in summer.  In fall the leaves become bright yellow.

  • Full to partial shade, moderate water needs  

  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4   Red Fox is a translation of the German Rotfuchs; the selection originated there.

  • Oregon State Univ. campus: two trees northwest of Austin Hall

 

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  • plant habit, small trees, late summer

    plant habit, small trees, late summer

  • leaves, late summer

    leaves, late summer