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Golden Rain Tree

Koelreuteria paniculata

Also known as

Pride Of India, Varnish Tree, Shrimp Tree, China Tree, Goldenrain Tree

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








50 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Golden Rain Tree Overview

This species of deciduous tree will produce tiny yellow flowers. It is a moderately fast-growing tree. The leaves are green and about 40cms long with 9-17 toothed leaflets. The flowers are yellow clusters which will bloom in the spring or summer. It is tolerant of drought and pollution and it is able to withstand hot winds, cold, heat and alkaline soil. Because of its deep top root, it makes a fine street or lawn tree.

How to propagate Golden Rain Tree


Seed in autumn.


Root cuttings in late winter.

Special features of Golden Rain Tree

Attracts bees

Other uses of Golden Rain Tree

Ornamental fruits. Specimen tree. Leaves turn yellow in autumn.

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