Japanese Pagoda – Sophora japonica

A native to China and Japan, but adapted to city pollution, heat and some drought makes the Japonese pagoda tree a good choice for a street tree. It requires low maintenance when once established. It grows to a height of 50 to 75 feet with a spread of 50 to 75 feet.

The fragrant creamy white flowers bloom in late summer in long panicles up to 12 “ wide and 12” long. 3” to 8” bean like pods are produced in fall and persist into winter. Newly planted trees will not flower for as long as 10 years.

Beautifying University City, MO