BOTANICAL NAME: Sophora secundiflora
COMMON NAME: Texas Mountain Laurel
DESCRIPTION: A small evergreen tree or large shrub with glossy, dark green leaves, Texas Mountain Laurels bloom in March with a cluster of fragrant purple flowers. The bright red seeds in a tan pod are poisonous, though the hardness of both pod and seed makes poisoning less a concern. Multitrunk trees to 20' can be pruned up or left natural to provide a screen. Hardy to 0°.
LANDSCAPE USE: Roadsides, medians, against buildings, near swimming pools
LANDSCAPE LOCATIONS: In Tucson the medians on East Grant Road and Ina Road
CARE: Drought, heat and cold tolerant, it grows best in well-drained soil with supplemental irrigation. Prune to shape or leave natural.
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14399 N. Wentz Road, Marana, Arizona 85653
P.O.Box 10, Marana, Arizona 85653-0010
Phone: 520-682-3037 or 520-682-2616
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