This weeping tree is bearing insignificant flower beside the stream.
A Cambridgeshire champion for height and girth, this weeping form of the katsura tree is rare in cultivation, though with its elegant habit is worthy of wider cultivation. One of only two species from Chinese and Japanese woodlands, Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’ is a broad tree reaching 20m in height and 15m in diameter. It produces discreet, opposite flowers, whose male and female forms are found on separate trees, and opposite ovate or heart-shaped leaves. These are bronze on emergence, changing to mid-green, and in autumn take on orange and red tones. As the leaves fall they release a distinct burnt sugar scent. In this pendulous form the emerging flowers and foliage are particularly appealing when backlit by the sun.