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According to ancient Japanese folklore, the shadow on the moon is caused by a magic Katsuratree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) growing on the moon that is said to be impossible to cut down. 

Up to 60 feet tall in cultivation, 100 feet in the wild
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Rounded, heart-shaped leaves emerge as a purple shade, mature to a blue-green, and eventually change to an apricot-orange shade in the autumn. The fruit are small, banana-shaped pods that grow in clusters of 2 to 4.
Pests & Diseases
None serious
Landscape Use
Great as a specimen or street tree
Care Practices
Plant in rich, moist, well-drained soil in an area with full sun, and keep protected during winter months. Water regularly to avoid sun scald.
Native Range
Japan, China