Chinese Scholar Tree

Chinese Scholar Tree

Chinese Scholar Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Sophora japonica
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate to rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil but is adoptable
Texture:   Fine
Form:   Upright; spreading; pendulous branches
Height:   50 to 70'
Weight:   50'
Leaf:   6 to 10" alternate, pinnately compound leaves; modest yellow fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Creamy, fragrant flowers in July August; long lasting cream colored seed pods
Comments:    Produces light shade; withstands heat, air pollution, and drought; leguminous; good street tree
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Regent, Pendula