Japanese Pagoda Tree

Styphnolobium japonicum


Other Name:
Chinese Scholar Tree

The Japanese Pagoda Tree is a non-native species from China. The first record of it in the United States was in New York City during the early 1800s. Its limited range includes Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio. A Japanese Pagoda Tree is off the west path of Monticello Park near the weirs at the south end. It is called "Japanese" because of its use in Japan around Buddhist temples.

Identification Tools

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