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Sophora arizonica


Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers

SOPHORA

Handsome flowering trees with showy, drooping clusters of sweet pea–shaped blossoms. Seed pods are constricted between the seeds, giving them a bead-necklace look. Leaves are divided into many leaflets. Provide good drainage.

Sophora arizonica

Evergreen shrub, native to Arizona. Grows slowly to 3–10 ft. tall and wide. Dark gray-green leaves have five to nine 1/2–1-in.-long leaflets. Clusters of 1–1 1/4-in., purple to lavender flowers in spring are followed by 4–7-in.-long seedpods. Use as an informal hedge or in borders. Takes heat. Tolerates drought but does better with moderate to regular water applied deeply during hot months.

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