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