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Sophora tetraptera.


Sophora tetraptera.

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Tall bushy tree with spreading branchlets bearing mid-green pinnate leaves with a tawny tomentum. Through the late winter and spring it has clusters of bright yellow flowers. These are full of nectar for the native birds. Very hardy and grows well in most situations. It occurs naturally in open forest, along rivers and in open places throughout the North Island.

 
Genus
Sophora
Species   tetraptera.
Cultivar  

Common name
North Island Kowhai

Family name
Fabaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
4 m
Width
2 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Frost hardy / Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Grows in sun or semi-shade


Trees

Category
Small 4.5 to 9 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 6.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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