Styphnolobium japonicum at Roath Brook Gardens

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Styphnolobium japonicum (larger tree)
early September 2015

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Styphnolobium japonicum (larger tree)
early November 2015

Grid reference ST 19511 78091
Common name Pagoda tree
Alternative name Sophora japonica
Origin North China
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2013
Height 20M September 2015
Girth 215cm September 2015
Reference 293

This tree is by the railings, approximately opposite Alma Road.

Styphnolobium japonicum bark

Styphnolobium japonicum bark
September 2015

Styphnolobium japonicum foliage

Styphnolobium japonicum foliage
early September 2015

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Styphnolobium japonicum foliage
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.