Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' at Bute Park

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' 0

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum'
early June 2016

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' 1

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum'
early March 2017

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' 2

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum'
late March 2017

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' 3

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum'
late September 2017

Grid reference ST 17701 76696
Common name Weeping katsura tree
Origin Japan & China
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Tag 3288
Old tag 196
Planted 1990/91
Height 6M June 2016
Girth 81cm @ 1M June 2016
Reference 455

This tree is near the river bank, south of the Millenium Bridge.

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' bark

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' bark
early June 2016

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' foliage

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' foliage
early June 2016

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' leaf

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' leaves
early June 2016

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' bud

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' buds
late February 2017

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' flower

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' flowers
early March 2017

General tree description

Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendulum' is a weeping variant of the Katsura tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, a small to medium sized tree with pale brown or grey bark. The leaves emerge pink, turn green and finally are yellow-orange in autumn. They are heart-shaped, finely toothed and up to 10cm long. Tiny red flowers appear in late winter before the young leaves. On female trees the flowers are followed by clusters of pea-pods, 1 to 2cm diameter, containing winged seeds. Cercidiphyllum japonicum is noted for the caramel-like scent of its foliage.