Katsura Trees
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Cercidiphyllum japonicum pendulum: Do we need to stake it to make it grow higher ?

Werner Kiene added on April 28, 2018 | Answered

We planted a young weeping Katsura (Cercidiphyllum japonicum pendulum) . It is now about 8 feet tall. All top branches are hanging dowm. We would like to get it taller. Do we need to bend one of those hanging branches upward and tie it to a stalk or will the tree sprout an upward reaching branch iitself.? Many thanks, Heidi

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BushDoctor
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Answered on April 30, 2018

It will get taller slowly over time. As the lower branches die, or get cut, they will sprout more, and this stacking effect will make it taller over time. There is nothing required, outside of letting it be natural, and pruning off dead growth.

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