Koelreuteria paniculata (cole-roo-TEH-ree-ah pan-ik-you-LAA-tuh)
Deciduous Sun Height. 30 feet Spread 20 feet Spacing 15 - 20 feet
HABIT: Upright and open branching, yellow flowers in summer, decorative pods following.
CULTURE: Easy, any soil, moderately drought tolerant. Does not like heavy fertilization.
USES: Medium size shade tree, summer color. Good for hot spots.
PROBLEMS: Few if any, other than relatively short-lived.
NOTES: Ugly duckling when small but develops into a beautiful tree. Native to the Orient. K. bipinnata, a close kin, is not as cold hardy but more heat tolerant.