Texas Mountain Laurel



Sophora secundiflora

 

Fabaceae

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Form: Shrub or small tree
Seasonality:
Evergreen
Size:
25 Feet tall by 15feet wide

Leaves; Compound, 4 - 6 in. long, divided into 7 - 9 glossy leaflets 1 - in. long, dark green
Flowers: Sweet smelling, purple / blue clusters from mid winter into spring forming a drooping cluster

Fruit; 1 - 8 in. long silver/brown seed pods. The pods open when ripe exposing 1/2 inch bright red seeds which are poisonous if ingested
Stems/Trunks:
multi stemmed

Range/Origin: Native to the Chihuahua desert
Hardiness: Sunset Zones; 8-16, 18-24

Comments: Low litter, No thorns

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full sun

        Water: Moderate and regular

        Soil: Sandy, well drained, alkaline soils

        Propagation: Seed

        Maintenance: Low, little litter

 

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