Philly Tree Map

Tree Key > Leaves > Compound > Many Leaflets
Golden Rain Tree
Koelreuteria paniculata
Distinguishing Features: Leaflets are irregularly lobed or toothed, showy yellow flower clusters, papery lantern-shaped seed pods
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: 30 feet to 40 feet tall, width is equal to, or greater than the height, rounded shape
  • Leaf: Pinnately compound leaves 6 to 15 inches long with 7 to 15 leaflets. Leaflets are toothed, 1 inch to 4 inches long. New leaf emerges with a wine or bronze cast, mature foliage is bright or dark green.
  • Flower: Small flowers borne in large, loose upright clusters, flower clusters are 12 to 15 inches long, flowers are yellow with a red center
  • Bark: Light gray-brown, older branches and trunk with significant ridges and furrows
  • Fruit or Seed: 2 inch long inflated papery capsules, yellowish green in late summer changing to tan or brown in fall.
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