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Summerburst® Goldenrain Tree

Conservation & Science Gardens

Scientific Name: Koelreuteria paniculata ‘JFS-Sunleaf’

Order: Sapindales

Family: Sapindaceae

Type: Tree

Endangered Status: n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo: 3

In mid to late summer, the heat-resistant Summerburst® goldenrain tree features smooth, glossy, dark green foliage ornamented with abundant clusters of small, bright yellow flowers. In the fall, the tree is adorned with pink-hued seed capsules resembling paper lanterns. This tree prefers average soil in full sun and grows to be a useful shade tree.

Native Range
From cultivation; species native to northern China, Korea, and Japan

USDA Hardiness Zone

Average Mature Height
30 feet

Flower Color

Flowering Months


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