greyish brown, grooved, branches green with light lenticels
compound, 7 - 17 leaf segments, white spots, approx. 25 cm
creamy white in plumes, July/September (October)
grey pod, indented, approx. 8 cm long
solitary in parks and small gardens
any/corr.all apart from wet, peaty soil
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A spotted-leaf cultivar of Sophora japonica which grows much more slowly than the species does. The crown is round early on but later develops to fan-shaped. The twigs and branches are remarkably green and bear many light-coloured lenticels. When broken they give off an unpleasant odour. The more mature trunk turns greyish brown and is grooved. The compound leaves are imparipinnate and approx. 25 cm long; the leaf segments have creamy white spots and dots, are each 2 - 6 cm long and ovoid to elliptical. The first flowers do not appear until after 10 to 15 years. These grow on 30-cm long terminal plumes and contain a lot of nectar. The grey pods are indented between seeds and appear in the autumn. 'Variegata' usually does not bloom profusely and is rarely cultivated.