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Sophora tetraptera (Large Leaved Kōwhai)


The average plant height is 50 cm
The average plant height is 120 cm
The average plant height is 110 cm
The average plant height is 110 cm
The average plant height is 240 cm
The average plant height is 210 cm
The average plant height is 250 cm

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Suited to regions:Subtropical, Temperate
Plant type:Trees
Height:10.00 m
Spread:3.00 m
Flowering time:Spring
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy
Garden uses:Living areas, Parks, Ponds, Screening, Specimen
Garden styles:Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Modern, Native
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Sophora tetraptera (Large Leaved Kōwhai) Details

Sophora tetraptera, commonly known as Large-Leafed Kowhai, is a NZ native tree with a slender and graceful growth habit. Trees carry fine, green foliage which is adorned with masses of golden yellow flowers in spring. Flowering begins when the trees are about 2-3 years old and they attract all manner of birds and bees. It typically grows to 10 m tall and 3 m wide and can easily be contained with trimming. Best results with this tree are achieved when it is grown in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site. Sophora tetraptera will tolerate dry periods, semi-wet soils, coastal conditions, frost, and some wind. This Kowhai should be included in any native planting and is commonly grown as a specimen, planted to attract birds, or included in a mixed planting.

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