25 Japanese pagoda tree Styphnolobium japonicum

Family: Fagaceae

Despite its name this tree originates from China. There is a historic pagoda tree in Beijing, from which the last emperor of the Ming dynasty, Chongzhen, hanged himself. Sometimes grown as a garden tree for its attractive white flowers which appear in late summer. It is a legume, with pods like a pea and once it was classified with other legumes in  the genus sophora (with the kowhai)   Notice  the compound leaf like the ash tree.