• Styphnolobium japonicum ‘Pendulum’

    Posted on April 27, 2012 by in Collector Plants, Deciduous, Trees, Weeping plants

    Sophora japonica 'Pendula' This truly amazing specimen was captured by me in a chateau garden in Northern France and what a beauty it is! It  hangs down from a 3metre standard to the ground and then down over a 4metre wall and this garden has 2 of them. If you want to do the same with or without the wall or the chateau it is a hardy deciduous tree for a sunny aspect with good drainage. Its foliage turns yellow in autumn and it produces short drooping panicles of white Wisteria like blooms in spring. Its bare skeleton in winter can be truly impressive as well, particularly with old age. It’s not fair that a tree can improve with age and we tend to just get droopy!

    You may not know it by this name as it was called Sophora japonica ‘Pendula’ until quite recently and I have to say that some taxonimists have something to answer for when they change names to the almost unpronouncable.

    I have plants ready for winter planting. they are on 2metre standards and sell for $95

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