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PlantFiles: Necklace Pod
Sophora tomentosa var. truncata

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sophora (SOF-or-uh) (Info)
Species: tomentosa var. truncata

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral redzone911 On May 9, 2008, redzone911 from Pinellas, FL wrote:

There has been confusion between the native and non-native necklace pods. An easy way to tell the difference is to look at the leaves. The native necklace pods (var. truncata) have bright, deep green leaves, smooth, and little shiny. Non-native necklace pods (var. occidentalis) have fuzzy foliage with a silvery look.

Neutral Floridian On Oct 22, 2001, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is an endangered native of South Florida and the American tropics. A yellow-flowering shrub, it blooms throughout the year. It likes a sunny location and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Necklace-like seed pods are attractive, but poisonous if eaten. New leaves have an unusual silvery, velvety texture. Salt and drought tolerant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida
Boca Raton, Florida
Bradenton Beach, Florida
Cape Coral, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Hobe Sound, Florida (2 reports)
Hollywood, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Jupiter, Florida
Key Largo, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Miami, Florida
Naples, Florida
New Port Richey, Florida
North Port, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida (2 reports)
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Sarasota, Florida (2 reports)
Sebastian, Florida
Vero Beach, Florida
Wauchula, Florida
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Austin, Texas
Harlingen, Texas
Houston, Texas



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