SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ
Utility friendly tree.
Seeds are poisonous.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Texas, New Mexico, and Northern Mexico.
Additional Common Names
MESCAL BEAN, SILVER PESO
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Pinnately Compound Even with Obovate Leaflets, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Blue, Lavender or White. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Gray Legume, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Furrowed or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8 - 16 and 18 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Medium in South Coast.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Sophora secundiflora Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 9, 2020.
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