Golden Rain Tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
Golden Rain Tree
- Other common names include Goldenrain tree, Pride of India, China Tree, Varnish Tree
- An excellent and beautiful shade tree prized for its sprays of yellow flowers
- Neat habit and non-invasive root system so that it is suitable as a street tree
- An ideal choice for planting in narrow parkways and near patios
A Golden Rain Tree is the perfect combination of beauty and durability! From eastern Asia, China, and Korea, Koelreuteria paniculata (botanical name) can shower your yard in gorgeous colors, especially when this rare yellow tree blossoms in late spring and summer! These long, loose clusters of showy, fragrant flowers are followed by attractive, papery, lantern-like golden rain tree pods that complement its blue-green foliage perfectly. It may be a deciduous tree, however, before losing its leaves, it acts as one of the best shade trees, especially in yards with limited space!
You might think that a showy, flowering tree such as the Golden Rain tree is delicate and brittle. Well, the fact is, this small to a medium sized tree can tolerate heat, stands up to harsh climates, and can tolerate urban pollution too! Full sun exposure is ideal for this Golden Rain Tree and these trees grow well in almost all soil types. Once established, it is drought-tolerant with little to moderate water requirements.
Goldenrain trees are versatile and add that curb appeal that can increase property value too! We like to use them as focal points in urban landscapes where they can add beauty as well as help clean the air! We also like to use them near patios in any yard, and thanks to their spreading growth habit, they are also an excellent choice for use as a privacy screen.
Moon Valley Nurseries is the grower of premium-quality Golden Rain trees so that we can assure their quality is the best you will find anywhere! Visit any of our nurseries today and allow our nursery pros to help you handpick the perfect trees for the perfect spot in your yard!