Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 30 - 40 ft
Plant Spread: 35 ft
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Location: Hartford, CTDate: 09-21-2013
By encarna
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Location: Western KentuckyDate: Summer 2011Blooms just appearing
By Sharon
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Location: Western KentuckyDate: Late summer 2011Young seed pods on Golden Rain Tree
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-10-24Fall color
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-09-23
By Patty
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-10-06
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2007-10-112:48 pm. Koelreuteria Lanterns above the Saskatoon tree.
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Location: Western KentuckyDate: 2011-10-02Dried seed pods, Golden Raintree
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-10-24Fall color
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Date: 2012-08-23
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2015-10-31
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Location: Western KentuckyDate: 2012-05-03Spring leaves
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Location: Yukon, OklahomaDate: 2012-05-21top of tree with bright yellow blooms
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Location: Yukon, OklahomaDate: 2012-05-22leaves on slender branch
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Location: Yukon, OklahomaDate: 2012-06-18Green seed pods.
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Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Oct 2, 2011 3:54 PM

This is a young tree, started from seed in '06. It's a bit of a slow grower here in zone 7, but this year it reached a height of about 10 feet, bloomed and also produced the golden seed pods that give it its name. It's a gorgeous little tree, and though the pods stayed lime green until mid September, they are now a rich coppery red color and still clinging to the tree this first weekend of October.

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 11:05 AM

Tolerates zone 5 winter w/no protection, and pretty generous with blooms for a little young tree. Blooms have no scent as far as I can tell, but they do attract bees. Seed pods are so adorable! Does not seem to suffer from sun scalding in the winter, either. Blooms mid-summer, which is a nice as most trees bloom spring/early summer.

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