Where Does The Pagoda Tree Name Come From

Question From: J. Adler - New York, United States
Q: why is it called a PAGODA tree, is it bec. the flower clusters look conical, like a pagoda? That sounds right to me....I read somewhere that it's bec. the tree itself has the conical shape, but it doesn't look like that to me at all.

A: I can't answer that one Jeff. I'll bet you will find the answer on a Google search. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy