Definition of Japanese pagoda tree
1. Noun. Handsome roundheaded deciduous tree having compound dark green leaves and profuse panicles of fragrant creamy-white flowers; China and Japan.
Group relationships: Genus Sophora, Sophora
Generic synonyms: Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Japanese Pagoda Tree
Literary usage of Japanese pagoda tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Art of Landscape Architecture: Its Development and Its Application to by Samuel Parsons (1915)
"The Sophora japonica (the Japanese pagoda tree) is little used although it is excellent, and perfectly hardy, bearing quantities of yellow flowers in June ..."
2. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants by John Weathers (1901)
"Chinese or Japanese pagoda tree. A beautiful deciduous tree, 30—40 ft. high, native of China and Japan, and resembling the False Acacia (Robinia) in habit. ..."
3. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"... tho Chinese or Japanese pagoda tree, is a medium-sized tree, grows freely, and produces its large bunches of cream-colored flowers in August and ..."
4. Gardening in California: Landscape and Flower by John McLaren (1908)
"Sophora Japonica, the Japanese pagoda tree, is the most handsome of the genus, having a graceful form and pleasing outline. ..."
5. Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs by Angus Duncan Webster (1908)
"Chinese or Japanese Pagoda-tree. China and Japan, 1763. A large deciduous tree, with elegant pinnate foliage, and clusters of small greenish-white flowers ..."