Mescal Bean, Texas Mountain Laurel
A Native to Southwester USA, Sophora Secundiflora is a evergreen tree with compound pinnate foliage, to around 15 cm long.
It has the most amazing flowers, each around 2 to 3 cm across, held in dense clusters, and are very fragrant, which bloom in spring.
Needs long hot summers to flower well.
It is quite heat and drought tolerant, and is generally a fairly slow grower.
Like a fertile but well drained soil.
Typically grows to a height of around 4 to 5 meters and a spread of around 3 to 4 meters, but can grow up to 15 meters in optimum conditions, but does make a superb bonsai!
Fairly cold tolerant, it can cope with temperatures down to -10°C.