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Scholar Tree - Japanese Pagodatree

Sophora japonica

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.068 W94 53.079

Trail Number:
C39

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Description

Family:
Fabaceae

Foliage:
Leaves alternate, pinnately compound, 6 to 10 inches long with seven to 17 leaflets

Native Locale:
China, Korea

Mature Height:
50 to 75 feet

Mature Width:
40 to 75 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 7

Soil Preference:
Prefers loamy, well drained soil; can withstand heat and drought well

Growth Habit:
Upright-spreading with a broadly rounded crown at maturity; casts a relatively light shade

Rate of Growth:
Medium to Fast, 10 to 12' in a 5 to 6 year period

Disease and Insect:
Canker, damping-off seedlings, twig blight, powdery mildew and leaf hoppers

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Good tree for city conditions. Attractive foliage and white flowers in August are an asset to this tree.

Photos

Flower - Scholar TreeLeaf - Scholar TreeSummer - Scholar TreeSummer '08 - Scholar TreeSummer '08 Bark - Scholar Tree