There are few sights and smells more arresting in the garden than a Katsura or 'Toffee Apple' Tree in mid autumn. Its heart-shaped green leaves turn shades of yellow, purple and red before falling to the ground and releasing a distinctive and intoxicating fragrance thats similar to fairground candy floss or sweet toffee apple, hence it's name, Heavenly!
Peter experienced this last Autumn while walking in a lovely parkland setting, where the scent truly filled the air, as the Autumn colours were at their very best and richest, and now he is a big fan too!
Growing to around 5m in a decade, this tree can eventually reach 15m and will do well in a really sunny spot or light shade. For a breathtaking display of autumn colour, plant in moist, well drained soils, and making a perfect speciment tree, plant Katrusa trees for years of pelasure.