Golden Rain Tree, Koelreuteria Paniculata - Plant
Exotic invasive. Koelreuteria is a fast growing plant that is able to grow in an array of environmental conditions. Koelreuteria elegans is a deciduous tree that grows 25 to 50 feet in height, with a 35 to 50 foot diameter spread. The bark is furrowed lengthwise and corky. Leaves are bipinnately compound, ovate to oblong in shape, and arranged alternately on the stem. Flowers are yellow, 12 to 20 inches long, 8 to 10 inches wide, and densely pubescent. Fruit is oval but elongate in shape, varies in length from 1 to 3 inches, and is pink in color.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Goldenraintree, Varnish-Tree,Chinese Flametree||Yellow||May.||30 to 40 feet.||Easy|
Planting and care
|Full sun.||Average well-drained soil.||Dry to medium moisture levels.||Hardiness upto 25 degrees F.||Fertilize in spring with a tree plant food.|
- Dead wood is often present in the canopy and should be removed periodically to maintain a neat appearance.
Ornamental use: container or above-ground planter; large and medium-sized parking lot islands; medium to wide tree lawns; Because of the open growth habit. It makes a good street or parking lot tree,