Koelreuteria paniculata

Golden Rain Tree, Varnish 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 paniculata, Golden Rain Tree, Varnish Tree
This round-headed tree has colorful flowers whose greenish seed pods turn yellow, then brown, in fall. Grows equally tall as wide. Plant in a sheltered location in colder climates. Short-lived.

Attributes - Koelreuteria paniculata

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 25 ft. to 35 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot, Root Rot.

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