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Katsura tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum smells like cookies, fudge and cotton candy


Text: Carl Grinde Date: 30 August 2011
Uppdated 12 Augusti 2012


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(From whidbeyrhodies.org) The unique autumn smell has named Katsura tree arbre cola - "kola tree" or "cookie tree-kuchenbaum" in French and German. The smell varies among different varieties of tree and has been likened to cotton candy, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, and strawberries. Researchers have found that this scent is produced by a chemical compound called maltol which Fenaroli's Handbook of Flavor Ingredients (CRC Press, 2004) describes as "a warm, sweet, fruity smell ... (maltol) also reported having a characteristic caramel odor and suggest fruity strawberry aroma in dilute solution. "The identification of the chemical smell about the sources of raises more questions. What is the biological function of the smell? Even if we never manage to unravel these mysteries, we can rejoice in being able to enjoy this wonderful tree and its annual fragrant gift.
http://www.whidbeyrhodies.org/ARS_jan10.pdf

Katsura Cercidiphyllum japonicum leaves smells wonderfully like gingerbread!
(From odla.nu) One of the most colorful autumn trees is the katsura tree, which may have bronze yellow brilliant fall color and the leaves smell wonderful like the gingerbread! Katsura have male and female flowers on separate trees, it is the male trees which may have the most eye-catching flowers. In Sweden, only one species is grown and its variant: Cercidiphyllum japonicum, katsura, which grows wild in Japan. There is a variant of the Chinese, who called Cercidiphyllum japonicum var. sinense. It is the Japanese katsura which is the hardiest , up to Zone 4, and it has grown with us.
http://www.odla.nu/artiklar/katsura.shtml

http://www.blueworldgardener.co.uk/articles/kadsura.htm
http://www.blueworldgardener.co.uk/articles/japanese_fern.htm
http://www.keele.ac.uk/university/nathist/trees/katsura.htm
http://torontogardens.blogspot.com/2009/10/golden-fall-foliage-katsura-tree.html
http://www.hopesgrovenurseries.co.uk/OrnamentalTreesShrubs-CANDY--FLOSS-CANDY--FLOSS--TREE-302
http://www.bomengids.nl/uk/soorten/Katsura_boom__Cercidiphyllum_japonicum__Katsura_tree.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/nov/21/plant-offer-cercidiphyllum-japonicum-gardening

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