Golden Rain Tree
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.