Koelreuteria bipinnata

Chinese Flame Tree
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

20-40′ x 20-40′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Desert Conditions, Fall Color

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Oval

Sunset Garden Zones

8-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7

Moderate-growing deciduous tree to 20-40’ tall and wide. This visually splendid species eventually forms a broad canopy of pinnately compound medium-green leaflets accented with abundant panicles of tiny fragrant yellow flowers appearing in late-summer followed by showy papery rosy-pink seed capsules that persist into fall. The leaves of this species hold late into the season briefly turning yellow before dropping in fall. Well-suited as a shade or patio tree and the non-invasive roots of this species also make it a popular choice for planting as a street tree. Tolerates a wide range of soil pH conditions and a variety of different soil types provided they’re fast-draining. Thrives with regular watering in a full sun exposure.

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