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Saphora tomentosa - Plant

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Japanese pagoda tree
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Description for Saphora tomentosa

Sophora is a genus of about 45 species of small trees and shrubs in the pea family Fabaceae. The species are native to southeast Europe, southern Asia, Australasia, various Pacific islands, western.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Japanese pagoda tree Creamy white July to August 50.00 to 75.00 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

When grown in a yard, the Japanese Pagoda Tree can reach a height ranging from 50 to 75 feet; however, when grown along the road in compact soil, it only grows to 30 or 40 feet. Sophora has a height and spread of from 40 to 60 feet. It is hardy in zones 4 to 8 and prefers an open, sunny location.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun to Partial Shade Well drained soil Medium 30 to 40 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Saphora tomentosa

  • Growing Japanese pagodas is only feasible if you live in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8. Japanese pagoda care is much easier if you plant these trees in the correct zone. If you want the ideal location for this tree, plant it in full sun in soil that is rich in organic content. The soil should drain extremely well, so choose sandy loams. Provide moderate irrigation.

Typical uses of Saphora tomentosa

Special features: Lawn or street tree.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c149 http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/pagoda-tree/growing-japanese-pagodas.htm

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