Eve’s Necklace

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Eve’s Necklace

Styphnolobium affine
Texas Sophora, Katzkacke
15

20 feet
15

20 feet
Texas and south-central U.S.
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun or shade. Deciduous; a small, pretty native tree. Flowers appear briefly in spring, with dangling seedpods (“necklaces”) persisting until winter. The delicate white-to-pink racemes resemble wisteria, but Eve’s Necklace is unrelated; it’s actually a close cousin of Texas Mountain Laurel. In shade along area creeks and woodlands, Eve’s necklace tends to grow vine-like and spindly; give it room and sun to grow a broader treelike form.

Maintenance

Very light pruning to remove deadwood mostly. Training can produce a more treelike form, but remember, Eve’s necklace is normally grown with multiple trunks, like a mountain laurel. The wood is fairly fragile and easily damaged, so remove dangling branches that may be hit by vehicles.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
15-20' H, 15-20' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Pollinators
Flower Color:
Pink, White
Bloom Time:
March, April, May
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
Poisonous if ingested.
Coupon Eligible:
No

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