Toffee AppleTree - Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura
Toffee AppleTree - Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura
Toffee AppleTree - Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura
Toffee AppleTree - Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura
Toffee AppleTree - Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura
Toffee AppleTree - Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura

Toffee AppleTree - Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Katsura'

A truly spectacular autum display of blazing leaves and the gorgeous smell of toffee apples!
  • A simply beautiful, ornamental tree. Perfect for any garden
  • Incredible heart-shaped green leaves that turn shades of yellow, purple, and red in autumn.
  • Foliage releases a sweet toffee apple fragrance when it drops in late autumn.
  • For the best displays, plant in acidic soil in a sunny spot.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 5L pot, ready to plant out growing to approx. 5m (15ft) in 10 years.

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Item: 511270
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There are few sights and smells more arresting in the garden than a Katsura or 'Toffee Apple' Tree in mid-autumn.

An elegant, ornamental tree, its heart-shaped green leaves turn shades of yellow, purple, pink and red before falling to the ground and releasing a distinctive and alluring fragrance that's similar to fairground candy floss or sweet toffee apple, hence its name, Heavenly!

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence and it will return year after year getting bigger and better for many years to come.

The Katsura Tree will grow to around 5m in a decade and can eventually reach 15m so should be planted where it has room to show off. It will do well in either a really sunny spot or in light shade and for a breath-taking display of autumn colour, plant in moist, well drained soils. Making a perfect specimen tree, plant Katsura trees for years of pleasure.

Supplied as an established plant in a 5L pot, ready to plant out.

What Is Supplied

Item 511270 supplied as:

Supplied as an established plant in a 5L pot, ready to plant out.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

The Katsura tree is a moisture loving plants and should be kept regularly well-watered until established (3-4 years). During this time, remove all competing weeds and grass which will take moisture away from the roots.

Care Information

Planting Advice:

  • Select an appropriate spot with enough space to allow your Katsura tree to grow. Slightly acidic soils will promote better leaf colour.
  • Dig a hole twice the width of the roots, forking over the bottom to loosen the soil, then add some good quality fertiliser, compost, or well-rotted manure. We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Plant at the same depth as the tree was in its pot.
  • For all trees, use our Tree Planting Kits including stakes, rubber ties and Mycorrhizal fungi, which is proven to aid tree growth and development.
  • Push 40cm of each stake into the soil next to each tree. Make a figure of eight around both the trunk and stake with a tie and fasten it off. Spread Mycorrhizal granules in contact with the roots when planting.
  • Holding the tree upright in position with one hand, slowly backfill the hole with soil, so the soil falls back around the roots.
  • Compact the soil around the plant with your heel to ensure good contact around the roots and water in well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc. 

Aftercare Advice:

  • Best in full sun to grow well, in well-drained, fertile, and slightly acid soils.
  • Established trees are largely trouble free.
  • Apply a balanced fertiliser such as fish blood and bone in late February.
  • Keep plants well-watered for at least 4 years and remove all competing vegetation.
  • A mulch of well-rotted compost around the base of the tree will help to retain moisture. 

Pruning Advice:

  • There is no real need to prune the toffee apple tree as it does not respond well to hard pruning - just trim back any branches that have been damaged by frosts in late spring.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
1200 cm
800 cm
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