|Grid reference||ST 14794 78917|
|Common name||Pagoda tree|
|Alternative name||Sophora japonica|
|Height||14M September 2015|
|Girth||161cm September 2015|
This tree is east of the southerly playground. It was transplanted here as a small tree from a private garden in the late 1970s.
General tree description
Styphnolobium japonicum grows to 15 to 25 metres tall and has a rounded habit. Its leaves are pinnate, 15 to 25 cm long, and comprise 9 to 15 ovate to oval leaflets, which are 3 to 5 cm long. The flowers are creamy white, about 1 cm long and produced in clusters at the ends of branches. They appear in the late summer and autumn.