Red Fox Katsura

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 35321
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Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Red Fox'

A gorgeous source of shade.
The perfect foliage plant providing shade in a smaller places, like a courtyard or small back yard, this mid-sized Katsura tree grows slowly in a neat column, raising its attractive leaves high into the air without hogging too many square feet.

A recent Katsura introduction from Germany, 'Red Fox' produces exquisite foliage: new leaves unfurl already a dark bronze-maroon, and gradually change color over the season, taking on green in early summer and eventually fading to a bluish-green by mid summer and a harvest gold in autumn. The heart-shaped leaves acquire their best purple color in full sun. As the leaves fall in autumn, they fill the air with a distinctive scent akin to cr?me br?l?e. This medium-sized, slow-growing shade tree will take decades to reach its full height of about 40 feet tall and 25 feet wide. It has a low canopy, with typically only about 4 feet of clearance at the bottom.'Red Fox' does best in part-to-full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Avoid highly alkaline soils and wide open areas, where winter winds may dry 'Red Fox' out. Water frequently while this Katsura tree becomes established. This low-maintenance Katsura needs little pruning to keep its habit compact and neatly columnar.Zones 4 to 8.

Genus Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Variety 'Red Fox'
Item Form Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 4 - 8
Habit Columnar
Plant Height 40 ft
Plant Width 25 ft
Additional Characteristics Fall Color
Bloom Color Red
Foliage Color Burgundy, Copper, Dark Green, Gold, Light Green, Medium Green, Purple, Red
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico