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Japanese Pagodatree, Chinese Scholartree
Sophora japonica
Japanese Pagodatree form
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Stem cankers.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 7 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 50-60 Feet
Features: Clusters of creamy white flowers in mid to late summer; pods (constricted between the seeds) from late summer into autumn.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well drained soil; tolerates heat and drought.
Mature Form: Rounded to broad rounded
Native To: China and Korea
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: Fallen flowers can stain sidewalks.  Fruit pods can also be a litter problem.  Winter dieback on stems can be seen in zone 5.

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