Japanese pagoda tree - Fabaceae Styphnolobium japonicum

Foliage

Japanese pagoda tree Foliage

Bark

Japanese pagoda tree Bark

Twig

Japanese pagoda tree Twig

Flower

Japanese pagoda tree Flower

Taxonomy

FamilyFabaceae
GenusStyphnolobium
Speciesjaponicum
Common NameJapanese pagoda tree
iTree CodeSTJA

Plant Form

FormSingle-stemmed, upright spreading with a mature round crown
Height75 feet
Spread70 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliage7 to 17 leaflets, leaflets are 1 to 2 inches long, half as wide and rounded at the base. The top side is bright to medium green with a shiny upper side and a cloudier grayish green on the bottom side.Leaf Type Information IconCompound - Pinnate
Needles0
Barkblack-locust like except pale grayish brown in color
BudBlackish and wolly, concealed by leaf scarBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigslender and smooth, solid greenish pith, grayish lenticels
Flowercreamy white, mildly fragrent. Flowers in July through mid-August.
FruitBright green pod that is constricted inbetween each individual seed. Bumpy/bubbly pod structure, 3-6 seeds per pod, 3 to 8 inches long
Fall Colorgreen holds late in the season, very little fall color emerges. On occasion there will be a soft yellow.

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min5aMin4.5SoilUnknown
Max6bMax8.0SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
UnknownUnknownUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginChina