Katsura Tree

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Also called the Japanese Judas-tree, this native to Asia is cultivated in the United States for the attractive shape and color of its leaves. Growing up to 20 m tall, the tree produces heart-shaped leaves that are dark bluish-green above and paler below. The plants produce an odor like cotton candy or sweet caramel when the leaves are shed in the fall.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing best in part shade.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing up to 20 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Spring.
Presence in US:
MD MA NY OH PA