Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)

golden rain tree (12055 bytes)

Golden Rain Tree grows 30 to 40 feet in height.

foliage (7426 bytes) fall foliage (9389 bytes)

Foliage is dark green turning to yellow in fall.

golden raintree bloom (8912 bytes) showy yellow flowers (4609 bytes)   

Flowers are showy, fragrant and yellow. They appear in June to July.

papery lantern-like seedpods (8677 bytes) seedpod (1836 bytes) fall seed pods (11118 bytes)

Seedpods are lantern-like and papery, turning a rich brown in fall.

 golden raintree seeds (2801 bytes)

Seeds are dark and round.   There are three in each pod.

bark (6902 bytes)

Bark is furrowed and ridged.

Red-Shouldered Bug:  Jadera haematoloma  (36416 bytes) Pests are generally not a problem with this tree, but it can play host to the Red-shouldered bug. This insect will not damage the tree but can become a pest on and in nearby structures.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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