The Goldenraintree grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, sandy, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.
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.
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)
The Goldenraintree attracts bees.
Native to China, Japan and Korea, the tree was introduced to America in 1763.
Some drought tolerance.
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.
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.
Early June through July.
This tree produces fruit that look like little three-sided lanterns, light yellow to brown, containing hard, black seeds.