A picture of a Small-Leaved Kowhai

Small-Leaved Kowhai

Sophora microphylla

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

8m

3m

Min

5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Small-Leaved Kowhai Overview

This is an evergreen tree which will grow to about 3.5 to 6m tall. Its has weeping, interlocking wiry branches which form a wide rounded crown. The leaves are fern-like, and the flowers are lemon to deep orange but usually deep yellow, and are borne in dense clusters from late winter to early summer. The fruits are pods which are about 15cm long.

Common problems with Small-Leaved Kowhai

How to propagate Small-Leaved Kowhai

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings.

Seed

Other uses of Small-Leaved Kowhai

Specimen