Scientific Name: Koelreuteria paniculata
Origin: China and Korea
Why is it called Golden Raintree? This tree has small yellow blossoms that form as clusters on a stalk. As the blossoms fall to the ground it looks like “golden rain”.
Common Names: Panicled Goldenrain Tree, Varnish Tree, Pride of India
Mature Height: 30-40 feet
Mature Width/Spread: 30-40 feet
Leaves: The leaves of this tree appear feathery and they can be pinnate or bipinnate. In the summer the leaves are a bright to dark green color. The leaves are 6 to 15 inches long and have 7 to 15 leaflets that have toothed margins.
In the fall, the leaves become: yellow.
Did you know …
- This tree came to American when Thomas Jefferson first planted seeds that were sent to him by a French colleague in 1809.
- It is often used as a decorative tree at the grave sites of important Chinese officials.
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