katsura tree


kat·​su·​ra tree ˈkät-sə-rə- How to pronounce katsura tree (audio)
: 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 What’s wrong with my ‘Red Fox’ katsura tree? oregonlive, 3 July 2022 By next week, they’ll be replaced with more hearty redbud and katsura trees. oregonlive, 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, 26 Oct. 2019 Known scientifically as Cercidiphyllum japonicum, the katsura tree is native to Japan and China. Joanna Klein, New York Times, 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, 11 Sep. 2019

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Word History


Japanese katsura katsura tree

First Known Use

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of katsura tree was circa 1924

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“Katsura tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/katsura%20tree. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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