Japanese pagoda tree (Sophora japonica)

Native: Eastern Asia.

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Rounded, Umbrella or Vase
  • Foliage: Deciduous, Pinnately Compound Odd with Ovate to Lanceolate Leaflets, Dark Green, Gold
  • Height: 40 - 70 feet.
  • Width: 40 - 70 feet
  • Flowers: Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Summer.
  • Fruit: Prolific, Brown or Mostly Green Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
  • Bark: Dark Brown, Fissured.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderately Dense in Leaf,  Moderately Dense out of Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit and Twigs.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 2 – 24, USDA Hardiness 5 - 9.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Oak Root Fungus.
  • Susceptible: Spider Mites, Canker.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Medium.
  • Root Damage Potential: Low.
  • Health Hazard: None Known
  • Biogenic Emissions: Moderate.

Source:

SelecTree. "Sophora japonica Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 1, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/sophora-japonica >

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