Koelreuteria Paniculata 15/100/500 Seeds, Ornamental Flowering Golden Rain Tree

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Koelreuteria paniculata
Also known as: The Golden Rain Tree, Pride Of India, China Tree, and Varnish Tree

Here is a medium sized flowering deciduous tree native to eastern Asia, in China and Korea. It was introduced in Europe and America in the 1700's and has become a popular landscape tree worldwide. It is popularly grown as an ornamental tree in temperate regions all across the world because of the aesthetic appeal of its flowers, leaves and seed pods.

This species is in the family Sapindaceae. It is open branching, with a rounded crown which typically grows 30-40' tall and as wide. Features pinnate or bipinnate, compound leaves with a deeply serrated margin. Leaves emerge pinkish bronze to purplish in spring, mature to a bright green in summer and turn yellow in fall. Bright yellow flowers (1/2" wide) appear in early summer in long, terminal, panicles (12-15"). Falling blossoms may or may not resemble "golden rain", but the fallen blossoms often form an attractive golden carpet under the tree. Flowers give way to interesting, pink to brown, papery seed capsules which somewhat resemble Chinese lanterns.

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Adapts to a wide range of soils. Tolerates drought and many city air pollutants giving it the ability to thrive in tough urban environments. USDA zone 5+

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