SOPHORA macrocarpa

Commonly known as Mayo

A species which flowers at an early age with very large yellow flowers in short racemes in May
Further Reading....

SOPHORA macrocarpa

 

 

  • Evergreen
    Leaves 7-12cm (3-5in) long comprised of 5-11 pairs of leaflets to 4cm (1½in) long
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • 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
    Chile
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate see photos above
  • Leaf margin
    Entire 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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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