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Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Distinguishing Features: Heart-shaped leaves that are purple when young, seeds are small, fleshy pods in pairs on stems
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: 40-60 feet tall, some trees pyramidal, others wide spreading
  • Leaf: simple opposite leaves, crenate margins. Leaves emerge reddish purple, mature to medium green with a slight bluish tinge and turn quality shades of gold, orange and red in fall
  • Flower: Male and female flowers are on separate trees. Tiny reddish flowers.
  • Bark: Brown, shaggy and peeling on old trunks
  • Fruit or Seed: Small pods, 2-4 on a stalk, pods release thin winged seeds
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