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Japanese Pagoda Tree
Styphnolobium japonicum
Distinguishing Features: Green bark on young branches with raised tan spots, fleshy green pods that narrow significantly between seeds
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: Reaches 40 to 60 feet tall, rounded shape
  • Leaf: Alternate, pinnately compound leaves, leaves are 6 to 10 inches long, possess 7 to 17 leaflets, each leaflet is 1 to 2 inches long, leaflets mature from bright to dark green, leaflets are lustrous, casts light shade
  • Flower: Pale yellow to creamy white, pea-like, hang in 6 to 12 inches long clusters
  • Bark: Bark on the trunk is furrowed into rounded, interlacing ridges, color is light gray-brown
  • Fruit or Seed: A 3 to 8 inches green pod, a loment, with constriction between each seed like a string of beads, green pods turn yellow and eventually brown
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