Cercidiphyllum japonicum – Katsura Tree

KatsuraCercidiphyllum japonicum or the Katsura Tree is an amazing tree, not only for it’s bright autumn colours but it does something extraordinary. As it drops it’s leaves in autumn it smells of candy floss.

If you have not smelt this tree in autumn you are missing out on something quite special.

I have a small specimen in a large tub in my garden and when I open the doors to go outside this amazing smell hits me for a few days each year.

I was visiting Dunham Massey about two weeks ago and as I turned a corner I smelt the tree before I saw it, it was a great specimen with fantastic autumn colour along with the candy floss smell. Wonderful.

I’ve never seen this tree in my local garden centres so I bought mine online from Crocus.co.uk.

If you do buy this lovely plant, get in touch next autumn and let me know what you think of it.