|C. japonicum is a conical and/or spreading deciduous tree with opposite or alternate ovate leaves. Mid-green leaves turn to yellow, red, and orange in fall. Fallen leaves smell like burnt sugar. This tree can get large, allow it plenty of space. Beyond spectacular in fall. Give plenty of water the first couple of years to ensure well established plant. Not picky about soil, but seems to prefer acidic. Start with smaller tree; older specimen harder to transplant.