|Grid reference||ST 18478 78999|
|Common name||Pagoda tree|
|Alternative name||Sophora japonica|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2013|
|Height||13M May 2015|
|Girth||266cm May 2015|
|Tree considered dangerous and removed after it dropped large branch||Summer 2018|
This tree is beside the west boundary railings, 35 metres north of the south west gate.
It is one of the original plantings in the Botanic Garden, being listed - as Sophora japonica - in W.W. Pettigrew's article for the Cardiff Naturalists' Society (1894-5, volume XXVII part I, pages 52-62).
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.