Styphnolobium japonicum

Commonly known as the Japanese Pagoda Tree, this wonderful tree flowers late in the year delivering interest at a time when there is little going on making it even more spectacular. It is a large, well shaped deciduous tree with a rounded head and low branching habit. It flowers in late summer into autumn (August -September), bearing long, fragrant, creamy white pea-shaped flower panicles at the end of the branches which later become beaded seed pods. The bees absolutely love this tree and it positively hums when in flower!  The leaves are pinnate and similar in look to an ash. Ideally this tree needs a sunny spot but will tolerate most aspects. It's also tolerant to urban pollution. It is best planted in nutrient rich, well drained soil. 

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