greyish brown, grooved, branches green with light lenticels
compound, 7 - 17 leaf segments, dark green, approx. 25 cm
creamy white in plumes, July/September (October)
grey pod, waisted, approx. 8 cm long
street and avenue tree
any/corr.all apart from wet, peaty soil
Princeton Nurseries, New Jersey, USA, 1964
Good American selection with a remarkably straight trunk. Grows faster than the species does, particularly when young. The crown has a broad oval shape, up to approx. 5 m wide. The twigs and branches are remarkably green and bear many light-coloured lenticels. When broken they give off an unpleasant odour. The compound leaves are imparipinnate and approx. 25 cm long; the leaf segments are each 2 - 6 cm long and ovoid to elliptical. They are somewhat larger than those of the species and feel harder. The creamy white to creamy yellow flowers are approx. 1.5 cm in size and grow on terminal plumes that can grow to about 30 cm long. 'Regent' is a good plant for bees and blooms at an early age, often even after 6 to 8 years. Is not very prone to diseases or problems. Sophora tolerates dry conditions well.