Sophora tetraptera – NZ Kowhai

  • Description
Slightly larger growing tree than S. microphylla with weeping branches. Larger leaves than microphylla at 8-16cm. Does not have the tangled juvenile growth. Golden yellow flowers in spring in racemes commence earlier than Microphylla.  A more open airy habit. A spectacular sight in full bloom. Attracts native birds.
Height x Width 7 x 4
Range Medium 5-10m
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Tree
Shape Spreading
Country of Origin New Zealand
Similar to Consider Sophora Microphylla, Chathamica
  • Leaf
Leaf Colour Green
  • Flower
Flower Colour Yellow
Fragrant? No
  • Uses
Specimen Yes
Good Shade Tree? Yes
Accent Yes
Bird Feeding Yes
Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.