Sophora tomentosa var. truncata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9B 

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Yellow Necklacepod

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Plant Specifics

Size:6-12 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms all year except in cold or drought periods. Moderately long-lived (Nelson 2003).
Habitats:Shell mound, maritime hammock, beach dune, coastal strand, inland borders of marine tidal swamp, marine tidal marsh (salt marsh).


Recommended Uses:Use as an accent tree or shrub. It has a long blooming period, tolerates poor soils, and is easy to grow.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
Salt Spray Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.



Attracts small birds.

Attracts hummingbirds

Attracts many insect pollinators including bees, butterflies, and moths.