Styphnolobium japonicum at Hailey Park

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Styphnolobium japonicum
early September 2015

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Styphnolobium japonicum
late October 2015

Grid reference ST 14794 78917
Common name Pagoda tree
Alternative name Sophora japonica
Origin North China
Deciduous Yes
Height 14M September 2015
Girth 161cm September 2015
Reference 296

This tree is east of the southerly playground. It was transplanted here as a small tree from a private garden in the late 1970s.

Styphnolobium japonicum bark

Styphnolobium japonicum bark
September 2015

Styphnolobium japonicum leaf

Styphnolobium japonicum pinnate leaves
early September 2015

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.