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Sophora secundiflora Silver Sierra™

Sophora secundiflora Silver Sierra™
Silver Texas Mountain Laurel

Texas Mountain Laurel is a small thornless evergreen tree. A good choice for patio areas. Silver Sierra™ is a silver-leafed form of the species. It is similar in all respects with the exception that it has bright silver foliage instead of green. The dark purple wisteria-like blossoms look stunning against the silver foliage. The flowers also smell like grape bubble-gum. The silver-foliaged plants appear to be less susceptible than the green to the annoying caterpillar moth. (The caterpillars of a small moth skeltonize the new growth of the regular green-leafed Texas Mountain Laurels.) The seeds are toxic, but are encased in a nearly impenetrable hard pod, so any danger is minimal.

Plant Type Tree
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Purple
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Slow
Height 15 (ft)
Spread 15 (ft)
Spacing 10' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Specimen
Tolerance Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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