This tree’s unique foliage, summer blooming yellow flowers, and lantern-like fruit make it one of the most interesting trees in the campus forest.
|Latin Name||Koelreuteria paniculata|
|Color of Leaf||Dark green, yellow fall color|
|Shape of Leaf||Compound pinnate|
|Color of Flower||Yellow|
|Shape of Flower||1/2″ Long forming 1 to 15 long & wide panicles|
|Shape of Bark||Gray, smooth to rough|
Although the Golden Raintree is mainly admired for its beauty, these tree are actually quite durable and weather resistant. Native to Eastern Asia, it has a moderately short lifespan of about 50 years, and is generally planted around walkways, patios and streets.