Koelreuteria panniculata at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

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Koelreuteria panniculata
mid July 2018

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Koelreuteria panniculata
early September 2018

Grid reference ST 18520 78765
Common name Golden rain tree
Common name Pride of India
Common name China tree
Origin China
Deciduous Yes
Height 7M July 2018
Girth 79cm July 2018
Reference 567

This tree is on the north-west side of the Roath Park House border.

Koelreuteria panniculata bark

Koelreuteria panniculata bark
mid July 2018

Koelreuteria panniculata leaf

Koelreuteria panniculata leaves
mid July 2018

Koelreuteria panniculata flower

Koelreuteria panniculata flowers
mid July 2018

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Koelreuteria panniculata flowers
mid July 2018

Koelreuteria panniculata fruit1

Koelreuteria panniculata fruits
early September 2018

Koelreuteria panniculata fruit2

Koelreuteria panniculata fruits
early September 2018

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Koelreuteria panniculata fruits
late October 2018

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Koelreuteria panniculata fruits
late October 2018

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Koelreuteria panniculata autumn leaves
late October 2018

Koelreuteria panniculata seed

Koelreuteria panniculata open capsule & 1 of 3 seeds
late October 2018

General tree description

Koelreuteria paniculata is small tree, up to around 15 metres tall, with a broad, dense shape. Its bark is dark or purple-brown and roughly fissured. The leaves are up to 45cm long, pinnate, sometimes partially bipinnate, with nine to fifteen ovate and irregularly toothed leaflets which are downy underneath. They emerge red or pink, becoming green and finally in autumn bright yellow. In July and August there are large (30cm long) pyramidal panicles of small yellow four-petalled flowers covering the tree. Each flower develops into an ornamental three-sided bladder-like capsule, pinkish and resembling a chinese lantern, each capsule containing three hard black pea-sized seeds.