Golden Rain Tree

Koelreuteria paniculata

Golden Rain Tree

$432.00$702.00

$432.00$702.00

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Height : 35 feet
Spread: 35 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Water Usage: dry to moist
Landscape Use: Accent, Shade
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Period:In Early Summer
Foliage Type: deciduous
Foliage Color: Green
Deer Resistant?: No

Quick Description
A very showy accent tree which is smothered in loose panicles of golden yellow flowers in early summer and beautiful fall color; very adaptable but flowers best in full sun; a high quality specimen plant for small yards
Other Names: Varnish Tree, Pride of India

What Makes it Special?
Golden Rain Tree features airy plumes of yellow flowers rising above the foliage in early summer. It has emerald green deciduous foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The serrated pinnately compound leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The furrowed silver bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.


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Landscape Attributes
Golden Rain Tree is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Planting & Growing
Golden Rain Tree will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 35 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.



Want more info on sizes?
IndyPlants sells landscape size plant material. These often come in black nursery containers and are classified in sizes such as #2, #3, #5, etc. This correlates to the volume of the container, 2 gallon, 3, gallon, 5 gallon, etc. The bigger the number, the larger the pot, and the larger the plant. You’ll also see larger sizes such as 2” BB, 2.5” BB, 3” BB, etc. This stands for ‘Balled & Burlapped’. These plants are usually much larger and are not transported in black nursery pots. The sizing correlates to the diameter of the trunk of the tree.

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