grey, grooved, when maturing peeling in fleshy flakes
ovate to almost round, mat green, 5 - 10 cm
monoecious, inconspicuous, reddish, April
follicles, circa 1.5 cm long, purple brown
park tree, avenue and street tree
loose, preferably loamy, not too dry
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Often a multiple-stemmed tree with an ovate, later wider and eventually round crown when mature. It is densely branched and has many thin twigs at the ends. The trunk is smooth at first, but when maturing it gets deep grooves and peeling vertical bark strips. The leaf of “Cercidiphyllum” sprouts early and therefore it is susceptible to night frost, any frost damage recovers rapidly. The leaf is ovate to almost round, sometimes wide heart-shaped. The young leaf has a bronze colour, in summer it is bluish-green, the underside, too, is blue green. In autumn the entire tree turns yellow orange to orange red and is a real eye-catcher in every garden. The tree is shallow rooting with a delicate system. The shedding leaf smells distinctly of freshly baked biscuits or bread, hence its German name.