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China tree

Koelreuteria spp.

Also known as

Golden rain

Koelreuteria-paniculata-habit2 by Sten Porse (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    China tree Overview

    A small genus containing 3 species of deciduous trees in the Sapindaceae (soapberry) family native to Southern and Eastern Asia. They are slender trees grown for their attractive pinnate leaves and branched panicles of tiny yellow flowers followed by papery seed capsules. Commonly known as pride of India, they have good Autumn foliage colours and prefer a position in full sun on well-drained soil.

    How to propagate China tree

    Seed

    Seed in autumn.

    Cuttings

    Root cuttings in late winter.

    Other uses of China tree

    Grown for their foliage, flowers and fruits. Does not like coastal situations.