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Sophora japonica ‘Pendula’

Japanese pagoda tree

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBroad arching
  • Flower ColourYellow, white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Sophora japonica ‘Pendula’ (Japanese pagoda tree). This deciduous tree bears long, hanging shoots with dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

China, Japan, Korea

Interest and use

Ornamental, shade, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Cultivation

These are generally adaptable plants that thrive under a wide range of conditions. They will prefer moist, well-drained soil in sun or partial-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

In Australia and New Zealand caterpillars of the kowhai moth can defoliate plants in summer.

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