Koelreuteria paniculata 'FASTIGIATA'

Koelreuteria paniculata
Koelreuteria paniculata  'FASTIGIATA'
golden rain tree
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL WIDTH 1.5-2.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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Golden-rain tree is one of the few trees of our climate blooming in summer. This variety, moreover, is yet somewhat rare which makes it a sought-after item.

Fastigiata golden-rain tree has strictly upright, slender habit compared to the large-headed species. It forms a columnar, very dense tree well-branched (feathered) from the ground. In late spring emerge pink leaflets, composed in pinnate 30-45 cm long leaves, and mature to rich but not dark green in summer. They are beautifully lace-like serrated at margins and in autumn turn golden orange or scarlet red (each seedling has different colouring).

Flowers appear at the end of new twigs in late July or early August and last for as long as 4 weeks. They are upto 40 cm long panicles composed of small, bright yellow flowers with orange spot, and the latest flowers may appear while the panicle already produced beautifully salmon pink, lantern-like capsules with seeds.

Golden-rain tree is adaptable to most soil types but dislikes muddy, heavy clay-based, and cold ground. It even tolerates pollution of any kind - a perfect choice for urban areas. It needs a hot summer for reliable flowering and a sunny spot. Pruning is best done in spring after all frost but is usually not needed since the tree keeps a nice habit without any control. Very hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5), but very young plants need some winter protection.

Last update: 01-02-2012; 28-02-2018
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Koelreuteria paniculata  'FASTIGIATA' height 80-100 cm
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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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