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Styphnolobium japonica 'Pendula'

Previously known as:

  • Sophora japonica 'Pendula'
Phonetic Spelling
styf-noh-LOH-bee-um juh-PON-ih-kuh
Description

Weeping Chinese Pagoda is a weeping form of this slowly growing small tree in the bean family.  Plant in the full sun to partial shade in rich, moist well-drained soil.   Its branching is graceful and it makes and excellent specimen for a small space or Asian garden or planted near a porch or patio where its form can be admired.  

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#weeping#small tree#drought tolerant#specimen#slow growing#pendulous#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#patio tree
 
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Tags:
#weeping#small tree#drought tolerant#specimen#slow growing#pendulous#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#patio tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Styphnolobium
    Species:
    japonica
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Grafting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 26 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Legume
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Bean pods with 1-6 seeds making it knobby 3"-8" long
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    Rarely flowers in late summer, fragrant pea-like
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Pinnarely compound leaves with 7-10 oval glossy dark green leavlets. Good yellow fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Pollution
    Urban Conditions