ornamental trees. Katsura (Cercidiphyllum japonicum). smells like caramel or cotton candy when it loses its lovely blend of orange-, raspberry- and apricot-coloured leaves leaves in the fall. In spring reddish-purple new growth, in summer heart-shaped blue-green leaves, hardy throughout most of the US. sun/part sun, 40-60ft, growth rate: fast, zones 4b-8 Toast Marshmallows, Cotton Candy, Katsura Cotton, Gardens Idea, Gardens Trees, Caramel Trees, Katsura Trees, Cercidiphyllum Japonicum, Fall Color
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some think the Katsura tree smells like caramel or cotton candy when it loses it's leaves in the fall. Besides being wonderful to smell in the fall, the Katsura sports a lovely blend of orange-, raspberry- and apricot-coloured leaves. In the spring Katsura has reddish-purple new growth, in summer it sports heart-shaped blue-green leaves and in winter the gray, slightly exfoliating bark lends interest.