General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: Brown pods containing up to 4 seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: White with blue calyx
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Sophora
  • David's Mountain Laurel
  • Shrub Pagoda Tree

Photo Gallery
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-07-14

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-05-05
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-05-20
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-05-15

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