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SOPHORA

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

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Grey, downy and eventually spiny branches. Small bluish-white pea flowers
£14.50 each

SOPHORA 'Little Baby'

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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
£12.50 each

SOPHORA microphylla 'Dragon's Gold'

SOPHORA microphylla 'Dragon's Gold'  >


Commonly known as: Kowhai.
Lacy dark green foliage and tubular golden yellow flowers.
£15.00 each

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
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SOPHORA tetraptera

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Commonly known as: Kowhai.
Tubular yellow pea-shaped flowers in long drooping clusters. Needs a sunny south facing wall
£13.50 each

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