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.
Small specimen tree
Large pot or contain plant
15 year height
Fertile, rich, well-drained soils
Prefers shelter but can handle wind some wind
Sun or partial shade
Upright and compact
Copious amounts of golden yellow bell-shaped flowers in September-October.
Long narrow seed pods