40 Goldenrain

Portrait of young Goldenrain with late summer green leaves.Facts About Goldenrain

Koelreuteria paniculata

Native to: China, Korea, and Japan
Crown: Flat topped, open
Height: 30 feet
Width: 30 - 35 feet
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate

Characteristics: Goldenrain has long-flowering yellow clusters in summer. Purplish red foliage in the spring turns bright green, then yellow in the fall. Colorful fruits are fat, papery capsules which seem to resemble clusters of little Japanese lanterns; used in arrangements. It tolerates cold, heat, air pollution, a wide range of soils, wind, and is drought tolerant once established.

Negative Features: Low branching requires regular pruning to develop tree form and maintain an 8'-10' high canopy suitable for street tree use.

Uses: Good for underneath wires, cul-de-sacs, and tight situations where there is a little room on arterial, collector, and residential streets. This is a good choice when a shorter tree is necessary in order not to obscure a view.

Comments: Goldenrain is a good, small tree that is seldom planted. Best planted from stock that has the roots balled with soil and wrapped in burlap.

Engraved stone sign for Goldenrain, Koelreuteria paniculata.
Branches of rich green, deeply veined leaves of the Goldenrain.
Graphic of a golden, smiling sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 4 ft.
Graphic displaying whether tree height will work with existing utility lines.