China tree

Kolreutaria paniculata

China tree - Kolreutaria paniculata

Common Name: China tree
Genus: Kolreutaria
Species: paniculata

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Red, Yellow, PinkFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

The big pinnate foliage of this decorative tree emerges in spring a pinkish-red before turning green as it matures. In autumn it changes colour once again but this time to a buttery yellow before it falls. Added to the showy leaves large pyramid-shaped clusters of small yellow flowers appear from midsummer creating a further blaze of colour.

  • Garden care: Requiring little pruning except to remove dead or damaged branches, however this should only be tackled in winter when the plant is fully dormant.