Sophora microphylla is covered in golden yellow bells beside Cory Lodge.
A native of New Zealand, Sophora microphylla is one of eight species of trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Sophora. All have pinnate foliage, and flowers usually held in panicles or racemes. This species has small leaflets giving rise to the specific epithet microphylla, meaning small-leaved. It can grow to 10 m in height in a sheltered location, and has attractive, tubular flowers which emerge in late winter or early spring. It was introduced to our gardens by Sir Joseph Banks in 1772.