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Common Name: Japanese Pagodatree      Latin Name: Sophora japonica      Size: 50 (min) to 75 (max)
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Sophora japonica
Origin: China, Korea
Maximum Height: 75 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Sophora
species: japonica
Origin: China, Korea
Size: 50 (min) to 75 (max)
Size Description: Large Shade Tree
Notes: Syn. Stynphnolobium japonicum
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Sustainability:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingVery GoodSee other plants that are sustainable.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Picture of Sophora japonica  Japanese Pagodatree
Fruit (Pods)
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati
Age: Old
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Late Summer
Picture of Sophora japonica  Japanese Pagodatree
Fall color
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz
Season: Fall
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati OH 45232
Specimen: 608
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Trunk of very old tree
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerline
Season: Nov 24
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.891536950000000 Longitude: -77.008021866666700] Specimen: 1711
Legacy Plant. Planted for: 1979 Graduation Class Page School Planted By: 1979 Graduation Class Page School Message: US Capitol Grounds Commemorative Tree, June 11, 1979
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.891576750000000 Longitude: -77.009134366666700] Specimen: 1764
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Japanese Pagodatree
Sophora japonica

Planted For: 1979 Graduation Class Page School
Donated By: 1979 Graduation Class Page School
Message: US Capitol Grounds Commemorative Tree, June 11, 1979

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Commemorative Plaque
Location: US Capitol Grounds
Age: June 11, 1979
Planted By: 1979 Graduation Class Page School
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Spring 2012
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Commemorative Tree
Location: US Capitol Grounds
Age: June 11, 1979
Planted By: 1979 Graduation Class Page School
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Spring 2012
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.891586500000000 Longitude: -77.009232016666700] Specimen: 1765
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.891382100000000 Longitude: -77.010476200000000] Specimen: 1768
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.888043566666700 Longitude: -77.009278883333300] Specimen: 1785
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.856446016666700 Longitude: -84.229421316666700] Specimen: 2351
Location: Chicago Botanical Garden
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 42.148823510000000 Longitude: -87.787684270000000] Specimen: 3653
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Scotland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.966044090000000 Longitude: -3.206807620000000] Specimen: 4083
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Scotland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.966044090000000 Longitude: -3.206807620000000] Specimen: 4122
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.844372150000000 Longitude: 2.360399620000000] Specimen: 4381
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.844145940000000 Longitude: 2.360486470000000] Specimen: 4383
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.130891440000000 Longitude: -84.519295980000000] Specimen: 4514
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.130891440000000 Longitude: -84.519295980000000] Specimen: 4515
Location: Vienna, Austria
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.193448730000000 Longitude: 16.383700480000000] Specimen: 10867
Location: Vienna, Austria
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.204457410000000 Longitude: 16.380102380000000] Specimen: 10895
Location: Beijing
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.924546800000000 Longitude: 116.392439820000000] Specimen: 10938
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forbidden city November 2017
Location: Beijing

Location: Beijing
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.924499100000000 Longitude: 116.392514360000000] Specimen: 10939
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forbidden city November 2017
Location: Beijing

Location: Beijing
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.924741030000000 Longitude: 116.384673760000000] Specimen: 10958
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Bei hai park November 2017
Location: Beijing

Location: Beijing
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.882358180000000 Longitude: 116.408128740000000] Specimen: 10976
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two trees hugging, Temple of Heaven, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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two trees hugging, Temple of Heaven, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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two trees hugging, Temple of Heaven, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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two trees hugging, Temple of Heaven, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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two trees hugging, Temple of Heaven, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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two trees hugging, Temple of Heaven, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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two trees hugging, Temple of Heaven, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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two trees hugging, Temple of Heaven, November 2017
Location: Beijing

Location: Beijing
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.995456620000000 Longitude: 116.187606430000000] Specimen: 10984
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Fragrant Hills, November 2017
Location: Beijing

Location: Beijing
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.995673090000000 Longitude: 116.187142990000000] Specimen: 10987
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Fragrant Hills, November 2017
Location: Beijing

Location: Beijing
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.996034270000000 Longitude: 116.186357470000000] Specimen: 10989
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Fragrant Hills, November 2017
Location: Beijing

Location: Beijing
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.995795420000000 Longitude: 116.185678320000000] Specimen: 11008
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Fragrant Hills, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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Fragrant Hills, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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Fragrant Hills, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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Fragrant Hills, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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