Koelreuteria bipinnata

Chinese Flame Tree

In summer, these graceful trees blend showers of clustered yellow blossoms with fresh green foliage. Showy seed capsules resemble Chinese paper lanterns. Use as shade or street trees. They adapt to most soils and climates, tolerating short droughts, wind, heat and air pollution. Roots are deep but not invasive. Start by seed or root cuttings. The wood is weak. Prune damaged wood after wind or ice storm.
Koelreuteria bipinnata, Chinese Flame Tree
This rounded, weak-wooded 30 to 40-foot-tall tree has leaves to 18 inches long. Yellow flowers bloom in summer and salmon pink to red pods form in fall. Prune young trees in spring. Mature trees rarely need pruning.

Attributes - Koelreuteria bipinnata

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 20 ft. to 40 ft.

Width: 30 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Spider Mites.

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