Sophora ‘Tetraptera’

North Island Kowhai


  • Masses of yellow flowers in early summer.
  • Evergreen but looses some foliage in winter and can be almost deciduous at times.
  • Attracts tuis and bellbirds.
  • Slightly tidier form than microphylla.
  • Slow to medium growing.


  • Lawn or garden planting producing nice dappled shade.
  • Attracting bird life.
  • Street or avenue planting.

Growing Conditions

  • Full sun.
  • Moist soil.
  • Frost hardy to 450 m.


Height Width
5 year old tree 3.0m 1.5m
10 year old tree 5.0m 3.0m
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
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