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Common Name: Goldenraintree
Latin Name: Koelreuteria paniculata
Tree Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Salty soil or sea-spray, drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: reliable fall color, showy or fragrant flower, attractive seeds or fruit
Features: Large sprays of yellow flowers in spring and attractive brown seed pods in late summer.
Comments: All-around good selection for urban settings. K. bipinnata may flower better in South Texas.
Problems: Requires pruning to develop strong branch structure.
Firewise: Yes
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