SOPHORA TETRAPTERA LARGE-LEAVED KOWHAI IN NEW ZEALAND

SOPHORA TETRAPTERA - LARGE-LEAVED KOWHAI

Sophora tetraptera is commonly known as the kowhai or large-leaved kowhai that grows naturally only in the central east of the North Island. It has larger, more widely spaced leaves than other species. It is a great specimen to provide some contrast in a strictly native garden with its early abundance of yellow flowers in early spring which are a favourite food of the Tui and other bird life.

 

Applications
Small specimen tree
Large pot or contain plant     


Clipped height
2.5-3m


15 year height
6m


Mature height
8m


Soil conditions
Fertile, rich, well-drained soils


Wind
Prefers shelter but can handle wind some wind


Frost
Hardy


Light
Sun or partial shade    


Tree Shape
Upright and compact


Seasonal
Semi-evergreen


Flower
Copious amounts of golden yellow bell-shaped flowers in September-October.


Fruit
Long narrow  seed pods


Origin
Asia


Available grades
19lt, 45lt

The Icon Trees nursery covers 50 acres. So that we can attend to your requirements it is important to visit by appointment only; we may not be able to give you access to the nursery without prior arrangement.

 

Our usual opening hours are 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 

If you are unable to visit the nursery we can assist by selecting the right trees for your project. We can also support your purchasing decisions by providing photos of our trees. Purchases can be made using direct credit, VISA or Mastercard, or trade accounts.

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Ardmore

Auckland

0800 BIG TREES

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