|Grid reference||ST 18520 78765|
|Common name||Golden rain tree|
|Common name||Pride of India|
|Common name||China tree|
|Height||7M July 2018|
|Girth||79cm July 2018|
This tree is on the north-west side of the Roath Park House border.
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.