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Sophora japonica/Japanese Pagoda Tree

Sophora japonica / Sophora japonica
Lawn trees in spring bloom
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Lawn trees in spring bloom

Overview of a mature tree in bloom

Younger tree in summer

A close view of the compound leaves

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Scientific Name: Sophora japonica
Common Name: Japanese Pagoda Tree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This is a popular shade tree in the Upper South. It produces creamy-white pea-like flowers followed by pods that are constricted between the seeds. The compound leaves are dark green and glossy. The tree has a nice symmetrical rounded form. This is a highly versatile tree.