Styphnolobium japonicum at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

Styphnolobium japonicum 0

Styphnolobium japonicum
February 2015

Styphnolobium japonicum 1

Styphnolobium japonicum
early August 2015

Styphnolobium japonicum 2

Styphnolobium japonicum
mid October 2015

Grid reference ST 18604 78691
Common name Pagoda tree
Alternative name Sophora japonica
Origin North China
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2013
Height 20.5M February 2015
Girth 240cm February 2015
Reference 97

This tree is on the west side of the brook, between the foot bridge and Roath Park House.

Styphnolobium japonicum bark

Styphnolobium japonicum bark
February 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.