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REGENT JAPANESE PAGODA TREE
Sophora japonica 'Regent'
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Native to China and Korea.
Styphnolobium japonicum 'Regent'
Additional Common Names
REGENT SCHOLAR TREE, REGENT JAPANESE PAGODA TREE
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 - 50 feet.
Width: 30 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.
Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd with Ovate to Lanceolate Leaflets, Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Yellow or White. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Persistent, Brown or Yellow Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Brown, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Potato Leafhopper, Canker, Twig Blight and Powdery Mildew.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Sophora japonica 'Regent' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Oct 17, 2019.
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