Koelreuteria paniculata

goldenrain tree

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Outstanding Qualities

Koelreuteria paniculata is a great mid-sized tree tolerant of tough urban conditions. Showy clusters of bright yellow flowers bloom in mid- to late summer, followed by pinkish-red seedpods. No insect or disease problems are common to this tree.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 30 ft. 0 in. (9.14 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9

Flower Color: yellow

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: dark green, chartreuse

Great Color Partners: yellow, pink, rose

Culture Notes
Goldenrain tree is best in full sun with well-drained soil, but it will tolerate sand or clay. It is drought tolerant once established. Very little pruning is needed to maintain this tree, remove dead and broken branches or any poorly formed limbs.