Golden Rain Tree
$30.00 – $200.00
Plants are between 12-18″ in height.
Golden Rain Tree (also called the Varnish Tree, Pride of India, and China Tree) is an excellent small lawn and street tree that is adaptable to most soil conditions. With yellow flowers, good golden fall color, and seeds that change from green to yellow to tan, Golden Rain Trees are known for their fast-growing nature. A deciduous tree that at maturity can reach a height of 30 feet with a rounded crown and spread of equal size, the Golden Rain Tree’s leaves are compound, giving it an overall lacy appearance. Originally native to eastern Asia (China and Korea), the tree is quite adaptable to wet areas and grows best in loose, well drained soil. The Golden Rain tree has a hearty tolerance to drought, poor soil, and air pollution making it an excellent urban and street tree. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Leaves are alternate, pinnate or bi-pinnately compound, 6 to 18 inches long, 7 to 15 leaflets, and each leaflet ovate to green and glabrous above. Leaves are purplish red when unfolding, bright green at maturity and change to yellow and golden almost orange-yellow in fall but not coloring consistently.|
|Size:||30 to 40 feet in height with an equal or greater spread.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 5-9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Beautiful dense tree of regular rounded outline, sparingly branched, the branches spreading and ascending.|
|Rate:||Medium to fast.|
|Flowers:||Perfect, yellow, each about 1/2 inch wide, borne in a 21 to 15 inches long and wide loose panicle in July, very showy.|
|Diseases & Insects:||None particularly serious, although coral-spot fungus, leaf canker, canker, wilt and root rot have been reported.|
|Landscape Value:||Excellent and unrivaled for late yellow flowers; one of the very few yellow flowering trees; excellent as a small lawn tree, for shading a patio; suggested as a street tree; very lovely to look upon and lay under on a hot July day; choice specimen tree where space is limited; shows tremendous adaptability to extremes of soil.|
|Soil Preference:||Very adaptable to many different soils.|
|Care:||Water regularly after initial planting and prune in winter or early spring as necessary to maintain form and desired shape.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the tree 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established tree.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.