Sophora microphylla 'Sun King'

Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’

Sophora

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Sophora microphylla 'Sun King'
  • Common name: Sophora
  • Family: Papilionaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ is a tall and broad evergreen shrub, producing yellow flowers in late winter and early spring that droop down with long anthers. Its leaves are glossy and dark green, smaller than those of Sophora japonica. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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Grow Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’ in full sun in well-drained soil. Propagate by grafting in late-winter.

How to grow Sophora 'Sun King'

  • Plant size

    3m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Sophora 'Sun King' and wildlife

Sophora 'Sun King' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Sophora 'Sun King' poisonous?

Sophora 'Sun King' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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