Sophora japonica - Japanese Pagoda tree 8/10cm girth

Sophora japonica is a medium sized tree with a wide round crown, later becoming fan shaped. The slightly twisting, dark green trunk and older branches are unusual as they have white lenticels (elongated Spots) along their length. 

Sophora japonica has a delicate appearance to the compound, Rowan tree like, leaves which are a mid green in colour. A very pretty tree when in bloom, with panicles of creamy white pea like flowers in August although flowering only starts after the tree is 10 years old or more. Long grey seed pods appear in autumn just before leaf fall. The Japanese Pagoda tree needs a sunny, sheltered position to grow best.  A highly recommended tree for use in town and city gardens to create, light dappled shade where it could reach 8m or more, commonly 6-8m.

Grows in all well drained, moist soils in full sun, avoid wet or waterlogged areas.

Please select the size and quantity of your Sophora japonica tree below.

If the tree size you require is not listed please call for current availability and delivery options as we are always updating the stock we have for sale at our tree nursery in Essex.

  • 8/10cm girth
  • £115.00

Availability: Pre-Order


Sophora japonica  -  Japanese Pagoda tree

Plant Information

  • Size: 8/10cms girth standard.
    Girth in CM equates roughly to height in feet. For example: 10/12cm girth = 10/12ft tall.
  • Botanical name/s: Sophora japonica
  • Common name/s: Japanese Pagoda
  • Flower / Foliage: Long panicles (hanging spikes) of creamy-white flowers in late summer on older trees. Compound green leaves similar to a Rowan tree
  • Plant type: Deciduous
  • Flowering period: N/A
  • Mature height: 6-8m
  • Mature spread: Up to 5m
  • Growth Rate:  Moderate
  • Recommended usage: Ideal in any size garden or large courtyard to create light shade or a feature
  • Nursery grown: Yes

After Care / Plant Maintenance

  • The Japanese Pagoda will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
  • Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
  • Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
  • Remove any weeds from around the base of the Sophora japonica (including grass).
  • Position/Aspect: North, south, east or west facing 
  • Soil: All moist well drained soils
  • Hardiness: Sophora japonica is only hardy in the southern warmer UK areas unless planted in a town or city in a sunny sheltered site.
  • Plant maintenance: Low maintenance

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We will deliver to you in our local area and we will be pleased to arrange this with you whilst you are visiting our Nursery or via the phone. We also provide a planting service.

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We have our own installation teams to carry out planting in Southern & Eastern England. Please call us to discuss, we are always happy to provide you a quotation.