Definition of Cercidiphyllum japonicum
1. Noun. Rapidly growing deciduous tree of low mountainsides of China and Japan; grown as an ornamental for its dark blue-green candy-scented foliage that becomes yellow to scarlet in autumn.
Group relationships: Cercidiphyllum, Genus Cercidiphyllum
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
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Literary usage of Cercidiphyllum japonicum
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1. A Naturalist in Western China, with Vasculum, Camera, and Gun: Being Some by Ernest Henry Wilson, Charles Sprague Sargent (1913)
"... where it promises to be quite hardy. It proved to be a variety distinct from the Japanese species.) This tree (cercidiphyllum japonicum, ..."
2. Trees of the Northern United States: Their Study, Description and by Austin Craig Apgar (1892)
"cercidiphyllum japonicum. (KAT- SURA-TREE. ) Leaves broadly heart-shaped, palmately veined with 5-7 ribs, and with an apparently entire margin, ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"... or by layers ; cuttings from half-ripened wood in summer, under glass, grow also, but not very well. 881. cercidiphyllum japonicum. ..."
4. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1907)
"In the Kotoba no Izumi I find-— Katsura /(§, cassia tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum ; „ :gf, a creeping Dolichos; ..."
5. Trees and Shrubs of Central Park by Louis Harman Peet (1903)
"cercidiphyllum japonicum. (Katsura Tree. No. 45.) Two exceedingly handsome specimens of this interesting Japan tree are in the close vicinity of McGowan's ..."