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Goldenraintree Koelreuteria paniculata

Showy yellow blossoms in early summer followed by papery hanging capsules through October. Adapts to many soil types and tolerates air pollution, drought, and alkalinity. Full sun. Grows to 30' to 40', 35' spread. (zones 5-9)

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Zones 5 - 9
Zones 5 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 5 - 9
The Goldenraintree can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Flowering Tree
Flowering Tree

Type of tree:
The Goldenraintree falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees

30' - 40' High
30' - 40' High

Mature Height:
The Goldenraintree grows to be 30' - 40' feet in height.

35' Spread
35' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Goldenraintree has a spread of about 35' at full maturity.

Medium to Fast Growth
Medium to Fast Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a medium to fast growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This Goldenraintree does well in full sun.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Goldenraintree grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, sandy, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This Goldenraintree has rounded, vase shape.

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Attributes:
The Goldenraintree is an excellent street tree, good for planting near utility lines and close to paved surfaces. It has a good resistance to pests and diseases. The brilliant flowers blooming into mid-summer extend the flowering season for landscapes.

Description:
Showy yellow blossoms in early summer followed by papery hanging capsules through October. Adapts to many soil types and tolerates air pollution, drought, and alkalinity. Full sun. Grows to 30' to 40', 35' spread. (zones 5-9)

Wildlife Value:
The Goldenraintree attracts bees.

History/Lore/Use:
Native to China, Japan and Korea, the tree was introduced to America in 1763.

Moisture:
Some drought tolerance.

Leaves:
This tree's leaves grow in an alternate pattern, compound, 6 to 15 inches long, coarsely toothed leaflets. Sometimes the leaflets divide into two or more, making those leaves doubly compound.

Flower Color:
Flowers of the Goldenraintree, as its name implies, are yellow. This color is rare among flowering trees. Each blossom is small, but held upright in pyramid-shaped clusters 12 to 18 inches long.

Bloom Time:
Early June through July.

Fruit Description:
This tree produces fruit that look like little three-sided lanterns, light yellow to brown, containing hard, black seeds.