Eve's Necklace Details

Eve's Necklace

  • Botanical Name: Sophora affinis
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade, Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Border - Edge, Focal Point/Specimen plant
  • Ornamental Value: White, Pink
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Bees, Birds
  • Season: Spring
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 15'
  • Plant Height: 20'


Decorative black seed pods hang on tree all winter.

Eve's Necklace is native to North Texas, but it has mostly been removed during development. It blooms in the late spring with a wisteria-like flower. It can grow either tall and slender, or short and wide depending on the location it is planted. It grows naturally as an understory tree among the native post oaks and cedar elms. It establishes fairly easily, can grow in full sun areas, and is extremely drought tolerant. Eve's Necklace is often confused with mesquite because of its mesquite-looking compound leaves and the interesting bead-like black seed pods that it gets its name from.

Tree Care Guide

Eve's Necklace Photos