Did You Know…

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… these FUN FACTS ABOUT THE GOLDENRAIN TREE?

  • Golden rain trees are ornamental flowering trees that are deciduous and useful for shade.
  • The scientific name of a golden rain tree is ‘Koelreuteria paniculata’ and it comes from the Sapindaceae family, the family of soapberries.
  • Golden rain trees are native to Korea and China and typically grow to be 7 to 12 metres (23 to 40 feet) in height.
  • Golden rain trees have small, yellow colored,  four petalled blossoms, that bloom in summer or autumn, which can cause golden carpets below the tree when they drop.
  • Golden rain trees grow best in sunny areas and can withstand droughts.
  • Golden rain trees can be a source of yellow and black dye, and the seeds are sometimes used as a bead in jewelry making.
  • Golden rain trees have coral or brown colored paper-like pods that contain multiple dark colored seeds, and ferny leaves that change color at different stages.