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Sophora affinis (Eve’s Necklace)

Sophora affinis
Eve’s Necklace

This deciduous multi-trunked shrub or small tree grows in riparian areas from central Oklahoma to Louisiana. The glossy green compound leaves are fine-textured and have a ferny appearance. Pale pink and white wisteria-like flowers with creamy yellow centers are produced in loose racemes during the spring. The bean-like pods are constricted between the seeds to resemble a string of pearls, and it is sometimes called Eve’s necklace. Normal height is about 10 to 15 feet by 6 feet across. Plant in full sun to filtered sun and in well drained soils.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Pink
Flower Season Spring
Growth Rate Slow
Height 15 (ft)
Spread 6 (ft)
Spacing 3' - 5' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Dry Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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