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Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Sophora
                        Specie: japonica

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Mid-green leaflets; fragrant creamy white flowers in summer

Uses: Specimen tree Foliage contrast Flower display

Zones: 5-9

Description: This deciduous tree from China and Korea can grow to over 50?ft (15?m) tall, though it seldom exceeds that height in cultivation. Its leaves are light to mid-green and composed of up to 16 leaflets around 2?in (5 cm) long with somewhat downy undersides. F

Growth Habit: Spreading branching habit

Comments: Several cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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