The Texas mountain laurel is native to the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is a slow growing evergreen flowering shrub. The lushe and dense foliage of lustrous, leathery, dark green leaves provide year long beauty. In the wild it grows slowly to a height of 4 meter and a crown diameter of 3 meter.
In early spring, it boasts a profusion of dense, pendulous clusters of purple flowers that are very showy. They are followed by 20 cm seed pods containing deep orange seeds, decorating it all summer.
The flowers are extremely fragrant. Their unique fragrance is often describes as grape bubblegum or grape soda. A pleasant (but almost overpoweringly) strong fragrance that can waft a considerable distance from the plant.
Sophora secundiflora is often used as a houseplant. It requires medium care.
• Water: water established plants every week in the summer, every 2-3 weeks in the spring and once a month in the fall and winter. Needs good drainage.
• Light: can be placed in full sun or partly shaded location.
• Temperature: it likes heat. But it can tolerate cold periods.