Speedwell Arboretum – Top Trees; Katsura


  • Cercidiphyllum Japonicum "Toffee Apple Tree"

  • Large deciduous trees with heart-shaped leaves, up to 10cms long, often bronze-tinted when young, turning yellow, orange and pink in autumn, when they smell of burnt sugar. The flowers and fruits are inconspicuous. Originally from the mountain-ous regions of China & Japan but still susceptible to early season frosts



  • Our specimen needs a lot of encouragement!