Cercidiphyllum Japonicum 'Caramel Tree' Seeds

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Cercidiphyllum Japonicum 'Caramel Tree' - 10x Seeds

With their dense canopy and petite stature, Katsura or Caramel trees (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) provide beauty and shade to small yards.

Grown for its beautiful shape and its attractive round-oval leaves 10 cm (4") long resemble those of a small redbud.

Watch the leaves change colour with the seasons. This tree makes an exceptional Autumn tree. The leaves emerge reddish purple in spring, mature to medium green with a slight bluish in summer and turn quality shades of gold, orange and red in autumn.

A perfect backyard tree, specimen tree or planted in a row in order to line a driveway.

Native to Japan.

Prefers a rich moist soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost tolerant.

Seed Starting Method


Cold treatment is recommended prior to planting your seeds in a warm environment. This helps to mimic a natural environment where a seed sits dormant on the ground in Winter and comes to life in spring.

Although most tree seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many tree species is around 18-22°C.  

Sowing Depth

See above.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season

Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 14-28 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height Medium to large shrub
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Soak your seeds in water overnight.

Sow seed on the surface and cover lightly to the depth of your seed. Do not bury deeply.

Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.

Ensure the mix is moist but not water logged.

Place the container in plastic bag.

Place the bagged container in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.

Germination generally occurs in 14-28 days when moved to warmer temperatures after the period of cold treatment.

Do not be too hasty to discard seeds that have not yet germinated, seeds will often lay dormant (in hibernation almost) until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination and sprouting to occur. Containers placed to one side & forgotten about will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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