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SOPHORA microphylla 'Dragon's Gold'

Commonly known as Kowhai

Lacy dark green foliage and tubular golden yellow flowers.
Further Reading....

 

  • Evergreen - pinnate leaves to 15cm (6in) long each with up to 40 pairs of ovate or elliptic-oblong dark-green leaflets on silky shoots.
  • Yellow - golden yellow
  • Height - 2m (6½ft) or more.
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft) or more.
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - spreading shrub. Produces small, axillary, pendent racemes to 5cm (2in) of flowers 5cm (2in) long with all petals pointing forwards.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants.
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - New Zealand, Chile
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile
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Sophora - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft) or more.
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft) or more.
 

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