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Koelreuteria paniculata (Pride of India)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
10m
Max height
10m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Koelreuteria paniculata

Other names

Pride of India, Golden rain tree

Genus

Koelreuteria Koelreuteria

Species

K. paniculata - K. paniculata is an upright, rounded, deciduous tree with green leaves that turn yellow in the autumn. It has yellow flowers in summer which are followed by bladder-like seed pods.


Koelreuteria paniculata is: Deciduous

Habit

Rounded to broadly spreading, Upright

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Flushed pink, Green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free!

Diseases

Generally disease free!

General care

Pruning

Only prune dead and damaged wood in winter when dormant.

Propagation

Take root cuttings in late winter.

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Koelreuteria paniculata (Pride of India) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 10m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Drought Tolerant, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in well drained soils in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Koelreuteria paniculata

Other names

Pride of India, Golden rain tree

Genus

Koelreuteria Koelreuteria

Species

K. paniculata - K. paniculata is an upright, rounded, deciduous tree with green leaves that turn yellow in the autumn. It has yellow flowers in summer which are followed by bladder-like seed pods.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded to broadly spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Flushed pink, Green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free!

Diseases

Generally disease free!

General care

Pruning

Only prune dead and damaged wood in winter when dormant.

Propagation

Take root cuttings in late winter.

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Koelreuteria paniculata (Pride of India) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 10m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Drought Tolerant, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in well drained soils in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3)

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