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.