Botanical Name: Sophora secundiflora 'Silver Peso'
Common Name: Texas Mountain Laurel Silver Peso  
Plant photo of: Sophora secundiflora 'Silver Peso'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range

6-12', 12-25'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color



Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season

Summer, Fall


Full, Half



Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees, Poisonous

Design Styles

English Cottage, Japanese, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Entry, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks


Special Uses

Filler, Hedge, Screen, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Small evergreen tree or large shrub grows slowly to 15' x 15'. Has attractive silver-grey foliage. 'Silver Peso' is thornless and one of the cleanest trees around. Large purple clusters of wisteria like flowers smelling of grape bubblegum appear in the spring. Deep infrequent summer irrigations will encourage faster growth. Seeds are poisonous but extremely hard.
Frost tolerant to 10 F. Look for Sophora secundiflora with dark green leaves.