Height: 20-40'; Spread: 20-40')
Deciduous; eventually flat-topped form; light canopy.
Medium green, serrated leaves with oval leaflets 1-3" long. New foliage is reddish. Fall foliage is yellow; tree is bare October-February.
Late summer yellow flower clusters 8-14" long, bloom June-August.
Buff colored, 2" papery seed capsules.
Gray-brown plates with reddish fissures.
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. Needs early pruning to train a good shape, pruning less frequently with age. Sidewalk clean-up during flower and leaf drop.
Drought (once established), poor drainage, any soil, smog, temperature extremes.
- Special Considerations:
Prefers sun and warmth, does not tolerate fog or steady winds. Needs extra water in hot conditions.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Asia. Attractive papery fruit capsules.
Golden Rain Tree