Styphnolobium japonicum, Japanese Pagoda Tree

Size: tree, 50-70' average height at maturity

Buds: partially surrounded by raised leaf scars, dark brown with indistinct valvate scales, flattened, not projecting above leaf scar

Leaves: deciduous, alternate, 6-10" long, pinnately compound with 7-17 leaflets, each leaflet 1-2" long, .5-1" wide, ovate to lanceolate ovate, acute tips, margins entire, bright or medium green in summer, sometimes yellow in fall

Twigs: remain uniformly green for 3-4 years, then conspicuous white raised lenticels develop

Flowers: monoecious, creamy white, .5", in terminal clusters of 6-12" long, bloom in July and early August

Fruit: fleshy greenish pod, constricted between the seeds

Bark: pale gray-brown