Tree at Carl S. English, Jr. Botanical Gardens, Seattle

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  1. WesternWilson

    WesternWilson Active Member 10 Years

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    Saw this lovely tree, about 40' high and flowering (yellow) August 31, alas no identification tag!

    Bees were loving it, and as a beekeeper always on the hunt for late summer bee forage plants, I would like to know what the tree is, and have posted below photos of flowers and foliage:
     

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  2. Tyrlych

    Tyrlych Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Sophora japonica.
     
  3. WesternWilson

    WesternWilson Active Member 10 Years

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    Ah, thankyou so much for the ID! The Japanese Pagoda Tree! So lovely...does anyone know a local source of these trees?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Now Styphnolobium japonicum, after Sophora was broken up into several genera not closely related to each other ;-)
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Did you know about this?

    http://arthurleej.com/Locks.html

    I don't know the status of the update, presumably if he had gotten to it the above web page would say as much. But unless "out of print" indicates otherwise maybe there are copies of the original left, which should still be mostly applicable to the existing collection. If interested e-mail him and ask about it, he answers every and all queries made with normal courtesy.
     
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    Tyrlych Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Thanks Michael F, I knew the name was changed, but did not remember the new one.
     
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    WesternWilson Active Member 10 Years

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    Ron, I will source a copy of that book for next time I am wandering the gardens at the locks! Many things were marked, but more were not.
     

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