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Styphnolobium japonicum /Japanese Pagoda

Styphnolobium japonicum   / Styphnolobium japonicum
Young tree in spring with spread about equal height
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Young tree in spring with spread about equal height

Rounded head of tree

Close view of compound foliage

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Scientific Name: Styphnolobium japonicum
Common Name: Japanese Pagoda
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Flowers like those of the pea family and slightly fragrant. A good urban tree in that it is tolerant to pollution. Has olive-green bark on stems and young branches. Grass grows well beneath it and it make a good tree for lawns, school grounds streets and parks. High maintenance due to dropping of flower petals, fruit and leaves.