goldenraintree Sapindaceae Koelreuteria
|Leaf: Alternate, pinnately (or partially bi-pinnately) compound, irregular serrations or lobes on leaflets, 8 to 14 inches long, 9 to 15 leaflets, deep green above, lighter below.
Flower: Bright yellow with a splash of orange; occur on 10-15 inch long, many branched, terminal panicles; individual flowers about 1/2" wide, appearing in early summer, very attractive.
Fruit: Papery, triangular capsule, 1 to 2 inches long, in clusters, containing three hard, black, globular seeds, initially yellow-green, later turning brown, ornamental.
Twig: Stout, reddish brown, numerous lighter lenticels, somewhat zig-zag, buds round, leaf scar shield-shaped.
Bark: Silvery gray, flat ridge tops with reddish brown shallow furrows.
Form: Small tree reaching 30 feet in height, spread equal to height, round crown.
Looks like: Chinaberry
| Additional Range Information:
Koelreuteria paniculata is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and may seed
into the landscape. See
states reporting goldenraintree.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson