Koelreuteria paniculata 'Goldenrain'

Goldenrain Tree

Photo courtesy of Eastern Shore Nursery

  • Beautiful,12" clusters of yellow flowers in the spring
  • As flowers go by, fruit appears that are air filled; resembling the Japanese lanterns
  • Fruit changes from green to yellow and eventually pink
  • Light gray bark
  • Dark green, glossy leaves
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Pollinators
Average Water
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in full sun. Although moist, well drained soil is preferred, it can tolerate dry conditions.

Height: 30 feet
Spread: 30 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Zone: 5-8

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Specimen
  • Garden
  • Focal Point
  • Border or Bed


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained