A picture of a Japanese Pagoda Tree

Japanese Pagoda Tree

Styphnolobium japonicum

Also known as

Scholar Tree

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

16m

10m

Min

10m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Japanese Pagoda Tree

Styphnolobium japonicum flowers
Pagoda Tree

Japanese Pagoda Tree Overview

This spreading, deciduous tree has dark green young branches and long, pinnate leaves that turn yellow in autumn. It is cultivated for its elegant habit, and fragrant, pea-like flowers. As the Japanese Pagoda Tree requires long, hot summers to flower well, it is best grown in a shrub border or as a specimen plant at the base of a sunny wall. Several cultivars are available, such as 'Gold Standard', 'Pendula', and 'Violacea'.

How to propagate Japanese Pagoda Tree

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings.

Seed

Other uses of Japanese Pagoda Tree

Specimen, ornamental, shade, foliage