katsura tree

noun
kat·​su·​ra tree | \ ˈkät-sə-rə- How to pronounce katsura tree (audio) \

Definition of katsura tree

: a deciduous tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum of the family Cercidiphyllaceae) of Japan and China sometimes grown as an ornamental for its dark blue-green ovate leaves which turn bright yellow or red in autumn

called also katsura

Examples of katsura tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By next week, they’ll be replaced with more hearty redbud and katsura trees. oregonlive, "Stump shocker: Why were the flowering trees cut down in downtown Portland’s Terry Schrunk Plaza?," 19 Feb. 2020 Today in that borough’s Kissena Park, within a 14-acre plot known as Historic Grove, a stand of katsura trees still stands, one of the park’s most aromatic attractions. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "It’s One of Autumn’s Best Scents, but Not Everyone Smells It," 26 Oct. 2019 Known scientifically as Cercidiphyllum japonicum, the katsura tree is native to Japan and China. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "It’s One of Autumn’s Best Scents, but Not Everyone Smells It," 26 Oct. 2019 Kris LaMar, OSU Extension Master Gardener Hot, dry summers can cause drought stress in trees Q: Our katsura trees really get yellow to brown during the end of summer (end of August, beginning of September). oregonlive, "Blueberries must be pruned every year to keep them strong: Ask an expert," 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of katsura tree

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for katsura tree

Japanese katsura katsura tree

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“Katsura tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/katsura%20tree. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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