Styphnolobium japonicum 'Pendula'
S. japonica 'Pendula'
S. japonica f. pendula
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous tree, a stiff weeping form, often grafted on a standard (seedlings of the normal type) and will grow to 15-25 ft (4.5-7.5 m) tall, rarely flowers.
- Sun and partial shade. Best in loamy well-drained soil. Once established withstands heat and drought well. Tolerant of polluted conditions. Fast growing in some areas.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 In China, it is known as the Dragon-claw Scholar-tree [Longzhao Huai] where it is fairly common in temple grounds and other formal areas. More than one form under this name, also called ‘Tortuosa’ and ‘Contorta Pendula’ (Jacobson, 1996).