Height: 20-40'; Spread: 20-40'
Slow to moderate
Deciduous; broad, oval form.
Bi-pinnately compound, shiny green with pale undersides, 1–2’ long consisting of 7-12 oval leaflets. Pointed with smooth edges.
24” long showy clusters of bright yellow flowers in summer.
Thin, papery seed pods become bronze-red
Grayish brown, reddish fissures, scaly.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning to train a good shape. Regular pruning needed less frequently with age.
Drought (once established), any soil, some shade.
- Special Considerations:
Seeds may cause a tripping hazard.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Asia. Good shade tree. Leaves turn yellow in the fall. Flowers attract bees.
Chinese Flame Tree