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Botanical Name:
Sophora secundiflora

Common Name(s):
Texas Mountain Laurel, Mescal Bean

Mountain States Nursery
Large Chihuahuan shrub with very dense glossy foliage extending to ground. Large purple clusters wisteria like flowers at branch ends smelling of grape bubblebum. Evergreen, thornless & one of cleanest trees around. Deep infrequent summer irrigations will encourage faster growth. Seeds poisonous but extremely hard. Grows slowly to mature size of 15' tall & wide. Hardy to mid teens. Drought tolerant once established. Susc. to caterpillars. Lush looking. SC & W. Texas on limestone soil 1-5000'.

Information by George Hull MSN 
Hardy to 10F secund=one sided
Sun: Half
Water: Low
Growth Rate: Slow
Hydrozones: #1
Soil Type: Sandy
Soil Condition:
Soil pH: Neutral
Adverse Factors: Poisonous
Design Styles: English Cottage
Accenting Features: Fragrance
Seasonal Interest: Winter
Location Uses: Background
Special Uses: Shade
Attracts Wildlife: N/A
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Season: Winter
Leaf Color: Green
Bark Color: Brown
Fruit Color: Brown
Fruit Season: Summer
Fruit Type: Nutnutlet
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