Katsura Trees

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  1. Weeping Katsura Has Orange Rust on the Branches
  2. Katsura leaves turn brown
  3. Pruning
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Asked by DigtheGarden on April 10, 2012
Weeping Katsura Has Orange Rust on the Branches

My weeping Katsura has orange rust on the branches. Help! What do I do?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by jsparrow on June 1, 2015
Katsura Leaves Turn Brown

What makes my Katsura leaves turn brown? Every summer after the leaves have come out, it isn’t long before all the leaves are turning brown. I first thought it was a fungus so I sprayed it with a spray for brown spot and tree disease that did not help. Then I sprayed it an insecticide in case it was caused by insects, that did not help. I really need help or I’m afraid I will lose it.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Make sure your tree is planted properly, not to deep.
A little bit of shade protection is the perfect spot to plant.
Mulching is helpful.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/katsura/japanese-katsura-tree-care.htm

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Asked by sjmcr1 on April 24, 2016
Pruning

I have a Katsura tree that someone pruned the center out of how can I re-establish its shape. It now has several long spikes but not true center and an empty space on the side.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Pruning to repair it's shape may take some time over a few seasons.
Here is an article that may help you.

https://www.ehow.com/info_8563387_prune-katsura-trees.html
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/katsura/japanese-katsura-tree-care.htm

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Asked by sduggan on October 21, 2016
Katsura Tree (New)

May I ask you, please, if you could advise what size I can expect a Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) to grow to? I have just ordered one, and was advised that it is ideal for small or large gardens or for bonsai – I would like to keep it small but not bonsai size!

Many Thanks,
Seonad.

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The size at maturity can be 40 to 60 feet tall and 20 to 50 feet spread. It takes 40-50 years or more to reach that size.

It is difficult to control the size of a tree, but there are some smaller varieties of Katsura Tree. The size will probably depend on the site and the variety you have. If many shrubs or other trees are planted nearby, it might end up smaller than if it was alone.

http://articles.extension.org/pages/73703/how-can-i-keep-my-tree-small

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Asked by Pamela Lancaster on March 29, 2017
Katsura Tree

I have 5 Katsura trees and wanted to plant them on the west side, which is pasture, for shade along a fence row. After reading that they need water every day for a year, would planting them close to our pond be better?

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would say a new Katsura tree really only needs daily watering during drought conditions. After the first week, you can water more like once a week, as long as the soil doesn't get excessively dry around the tree. Water deeply each time, and it should do fine.

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