Sophora Little Baby, Dwarf Kowhai

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Known as the dwarf kowhai, is a small, evergreen shrub native to New Zealand. It’s a particularly attractive plant, with zigzagging growth and small leaves bearing even smaller leaflets. In spring it bears yellow flowers with a beaked appearance as they develop.

Sophora prostrata ‘Little Baby’ is smaller than the species, but still displays the characteristic divaricating (zigzagging) growth and yellow blooms. Despite the delicate appearance, ‘Little Baby’ is borderline hardy and can remain outside in winter in milder locations. If hard frosts are predicted, consider growing it in a container so it can be moved to a frost-free spot, such as a cool conservatory or greenhouse, in winter. Or, try growing it indoors as a houseplant in a bright spot.

For best results, grow Sophora prostrata ‘Little Baby’ in full sun in moist, fertile, well-drained soil.

Our most common pot sizes for reference.
The plant height and width varies by plant, season and grower.
Size Diameter / Height Fits Decorative Pot Plants You Might Find Inside

9cm

⌀9cm H8.5cm

10-12cm

 

Young plants easy to establish when planted in Autumn or Spring. 

10-12cm

⌀10-12cm

12-16cm

 

Small habit houseplants - cacti, succulents, etc.

 

1 Litre

 ⌀13cm H11cm

 15cm

 

The standard size for kitchen herbs, annual bedding

Hanging houseplants.

2 Litre

⌀17cm H13cm

19cm

 

The standard size for perennials.

Medium sized houseplants.

4 Litre

⌀20cm H16.5cm

21-24cm

 

Larger perennials or small / young / dwarf shrubs. Also grasses, roses, and small climbers.

7 Litre

⌀25cm H20cm

28cm

 

Mature perennials, grasses, roses. Small shrubs and very young trees.

Large houseplants. 

10 Litre

⌀28cm H22.5cm 

30cm

 

Climbers, shrubs, evergreen hedging, young or dwarf trees.

15 Litre

⌀33cm H30cm

34-38cm

 

Mature or larger growing specimens.

Tall & tree form houseplants.

20 Litre

⌀35.5cm H32.5cm

40cm+

 

Palms, olive trees, trees 1.5m+

Super sized houseplants.

 

 

 

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