Plant of the Month Archives 2019
January 2019Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’
This large bushy shrub has responded to the hot summer by flowering very profusely. The fine evergreen
foliage with up to 40 leaflets on each 6in pinnate leaf provide a good foil for the bright yellow, pea-like
flowers. These persist for many weeks. This cultivar was selected by John Hillier at his arboretum in 1982
from material brought from Chile, and subsequently widely marketed protected by Plant Breeders’ Rights. It
holds the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
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