Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Plant type

TreesSmall trees

Common name
Falso albero di Giuda, Cercidifillo




  • Trees
  • Small trees

    Sun Exposition

  • Half-shadow
  • Sun

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Crown Shape

  • Rounded

    Flower Colour

  • Non significant

    Flowering Period

  • 04-April
  • 05-May

    Climatic Zone

  • 6

    Continent of Origin

  • Asia

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Origin: China, Japan

Botanical characteristics: It is a deciduous tree with a pyramidal growth habit first that becomes rounded then. It can have more trunks or just a single central trunk. Male flowers and female flowers are on separate plants. It has rounded heart-shaped leaves with serrated margins. They are bronze in spring, light green in summer and then they turn yellow, orange and red in autumn.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It prefers fertile deep moist well-drained soil, preferably with a natural or acid ph. It must be in a position in sun or half-shade, sheltered from cold winds. Is sensitive to frost.

Use: It is cultivated in Europe as an ornamental plant for its decorative crown. In the garden it is used as a single plant or as main plant in flower beds.