STYPHNOLOBIUM japonicum

Commonly known as Japanese pagoda tree, Scholar's tree

(formerly Sophora japonica) - creamy-white pea flowers in long terminal panicles
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Leaves to 25cm (10in) long composed of up to 17 ovate to lance-shaped, glossy, dark-green leaflets that turn yellow in autumn.
  • Cream
    Creamy white
  • White
  • Height
    To 30m (98ft)
  • Spread
    20m (66ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading tree with dark green young branches
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

STYPHNOLOBIUM japonicum

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. Sophora japonica - Japanese pagoda tree. Requires a long, hot summer to flower well
    Medicinal properties
    Place of origin
    China, Korea
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    To 30cm (12in) long of small, pea-like flowers
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
to 30m (98ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  20m (66ft)
 

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