Koelreuteria paniculata
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Koelreuteria paniculata

golden rain tree

  family sapindaceae 
  genus koelreuteria 

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Genus  Koelreuteria Species  paniculata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  golden rain tree Family  SAPINDACEAE Specimen number  S11657 Data source  CrscntBlm;HtZn p131;Xeri p302;Xeri p299
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  30' - 40' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-05 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Empire Nursery Compost  no Size at acquisition  5 gallon Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Koelreuteria paniculata has an attractive autumn display of leaves. Golden rain tree can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. It prefers dry soils. This species can survive short periods of drought.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  yes Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest  leaves turn yellow in autumn Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Koelreuteria paniculata can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Koelreuteria paniculata is a woody perennial. Golden rain tree is deciduous in nature. Leaves: This plant has large compound leaves. Flowers: This species has airy sprays of blossoms. The blossoms are typically of a yellow color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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