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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as

Genus of about 50 species of herbaceous perennials and deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, widely distributed in tropical and temperate regions, found mostly in dry valleys and woodland and on rocky slopes of hills and mountains.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Full sun
  • Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for their elegant pinnate leaves and pea-like flowers. Require long, hot summers to flower well
  • Pests & Diseases - trouble free
  • Place of origin - widely distributed in tropical and temperate regions.
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil -
Sophora - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of SOPHORA

SOPHORA davidii

SOPHORA davidii  >

Grey, downy and eventually spiny branches. Small bluish-white pea flowers
£16.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

SOPHORA 'Little Baby'

SOPHORA 'Little Baby'  >

Commonly known as: Dwarf kowhai.
Grows a tangle of interlacing branches which are golden in colour. Small bright yellow flowers. Grows to only 3-4 feet and is frost hardy to -10 ° C
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

SOPHORA microphylla 'Dragon's Gold'

SOPHORA microphylla 'Dragon's Gold'  >

Commonly known as: Kowhai.
Lacy dark green foliage and tubular golden yellow flowers.
£16.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

SOPHORA microphylla 'Sun King'  AWARD

SOPHORA microphylla 'Sun King'  >

Commonly known as: Kowhai.
Extremely hardy plant with bright yellow clusters of claw-like flowers in profusion over a long period in late winter and spring
£25.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

SOPHORA tetraptera

SOPHORA tetraptera  >

Commonly known as: Kowhai.
Tubular yellow pea-shaped flowers in long drooping clusters. Needs a sunny south facing wall
£16.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

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