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Koelreuteria paniculata
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Koelreuteria paniculata

Golden Rain

Description: Paniculata, also known as Price of India or Golden Rain Tree, is an elegant, mid-sized deciduous tree, best known for its prolific display of flowers and the seed pods that follow them. In spring, the bronze, pinnate leaves unfold, creating a dense, rounded crown. The leaves change colour throughout the seasons before they drop, going through various shades of green, yellow, and orange, ending in gold and copper. Profuse small yellow flowers develop in late spring and these form lantern shaped fruits that turn red in the autumn. The blossoms also provide pollen and nectar for bees, and other beneficial pollinators.

History: Native to China, introduced to England in 1763 and first cultivated by The Earl of Coventry at Croome House, Worcestershire. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Perfect for Pollinators badge.

Koelreuteria Growing Tips: Grow as a specimen tree in moist but well-drained soil in a full sun position.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Purple Green Foliage
Text Pendulous

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - July Flowering month - July
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Needs sheltered site Needs sheltered site
Don't prune Don't prune