|Grid reference||ST 17701 76696|
|Common name||Weeping katsura tree|
|Origin||Japan & China|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||6M June 2016|
|Girth||81cm @ 1M June 2016|
This tree is near the river bank, south of the Millenium Bridge.
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.