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Cultural Details for Koelreuteria paniculata

Common Name:
Panicled Goldenraintree, Varnish Tree, Pride of India

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Yellow, 0.5" wide, borne in a 12-15" panicle in July

Fruit Details:
Dehiscent, papery, 3-valved capsule, 1.5-2" long changing from geen to yellow to brown

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Light, gray-brown, ridged and furrowed on older trunks

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious, coral-spot fungus, leaf spot, canker, wilt and root rot

Native Habitat:
China, Japan, Korea

Other Features:
Can become invasive in some situations

Culture and Care:
Full sun, wide range of soils

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.