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Of elegant habit with fragrant flowers in pendent panicles.

Genus of about 9 species of mainly deciduous, sometimes evergreen, trees and shrubs from temperate to seasonally dry, tropical woodland and lowland to montane forest occuring mainly in North and Central America with one species native in western and central China and naturalized in Japan.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Pinnate leaves to 25cm (10in) long composed of up to 17 ovate to lance-shaped glossy leaflets, turning yellow in autumn
  • White
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Tree
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. Sophora japonicum. Requires a long, hot summer to flower well
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    China, Korea
  • Flower Shape
    To 30cm (12in) long of small, pea-like flowers but rarely flowers
  • 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

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Japanese pagoda tree, Scholar's tree

(formerly Sophora japonica) - creamy-white pea flowers in long terminal panicles

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
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Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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