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Sophora Japonica Pendula - Twisted stem - 240-260cm - 180lt

Sophora Japonica Pendula - Twisted stem - 240-260cm - 180lt

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Sophora japonica pendula is a beautiful and unique tree that is native to China, Korea, and Japan. It is commonly known as weeping pagoda tree or Japanese pagoda tree. What sets this tree apart is its distinctive twisted stem and cascading branches that create a graceful, weeping habit.

The weeping pagoda tree typically grows to a height of 20 to 30 feet and a spread of 15 to 20 feet. Its deciduous leaves are dark green and pinnately compound, with each leaflet being lance-shaped and finely toothed. In late summer, the tree produces clusters of creamy-white, fragrant flowers that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

The twisted stem of the weeping pagoda tree is a result of a natural genetic mutation, which gives the tree its characteristic, contorted appearance. This unique feature makes it an excellent choice for use as an ornamental tree in gardens, parks, and other landscapes.

The weeping pagoda tree is relatively low maintenance and adapts well to different soil types and growing conditions. It prefers full sun to partial shade and can tolerate drought, pollution, and urban environments.

Overall, Sophora japonica pendula with twisted stem is a beautiful and distinctive tree that adds a touch of elegance and charm to any landscape.

  • Common Name

    Japanese pagoda tree

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    white, pea-like flowers born in panicles

  • Foliage

    rich green pinnate leaves to 30cm

  • Maturation period

    20-50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

12 m +

Mature Width

8 m +

Shape / habit

low-branched habit

Preferred Location


North–facing or South–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline and neutral soil, full sun

Soil moisture


Growing Period


Summer and Autumn


spring, summer, autumn


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About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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