SOPHORA davidii

Grey, downy and eventually spiny branches. Small bluish-white pea flowers
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SOPHORA davidii

 

 

  • Deciduous
    leaves to 9cm (3½in) each composed of up to 17 grey-green leaflets
  • White
    Bluish white
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Bushy or spreading shrub. Produces flowers in terminal racemes to to 15cm (6in) long
  • 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
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin
    China
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate see photos above
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
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2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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