The katsura tree features varying colors throughout the year. In spring, its leaves begin reddish-purple, changing to bluegreen as they mature, and turning yellow in the fall. There are a cluster of katsura trees at the West 72nd Street entrance to Strawberry Fields.

  • Leaves

    Simple, thin heart-shaped leaves that produce a caramel-like smell (burnt sugar) when they fall
  • Fruit

    Peapods containing winged seeds
  • Flower

    Tiny, bright red; come out before leaves in the late winter
  • Bark

    Gray to brown; forming long, shallow furrows

Where to find the Katsura