Sophora japonica

Japanese Pagoda Tree, Chinese Scholar Tree

Clouds of pea-shaped flowers, beanlike seeds and finely textured foliage decorate these deciduous and evergreen trees. Use them in lawns as accent or shade trees or as street trees. Their fragrant flowers are yellow, white or violet. Evergreens grow only in the South. Once established, they tolerate heat, drought and some air pollution. They prefer sandy loam and warm, dry summers. Seed pods may leave a yellow stain where they fall. Prune to remove deadwood.
Sophora japonica, Japanese Pagoda Tree, Chinese Scholar Tree
On trees 5 years and older, creamy white summer flowers bloom in 1-foot-long sprays. The 'Regent' variety flowers when 2½ years old. Plant against a background of evergreens. Prone to canker, twig blight, and potato leaf hopper.

Attributes - Sophora japonica

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Late Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 50 ft. to 75 ft.

Width: 70 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Hot Climates. Low Maintenance.

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