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Chinese Flame Tree

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The Chinese Flame tree, Koelreuteria bipinnata, is a deciduous tree that has a round canopy, uupright, spreading crown and is often multi-stemmed.  It is a medium to rapid growing tree with green oval leaves.

The beautiful yellow flowers are 2" long, in clusters 8-14" long, and bloom June-August; Chinese flame tree is one of the few yellow-flowering trees, and the beautiful flower clusters attract birds and bee.

The small, fragrant flowers appear in bright clusters and are followed by the "Chinese lanterns".  The seed pods are long and orange, red, or salmon-colored. 

Chinese Flame trees are drought tolerant and can tolerate poor drainage, poor soils, smog, and temperature extremes.  It does best in full sun.  The deep, non-invasive roots rarely disturb sidewalks.

It is a superb patio, shade, street, or specimen tree.  

The Chinese Flame tree offers four-season interest, with few drawbacks and just the right size for any garden!

* Upright

* Seed pods

* Rapid growing


Plant Facts

Family Koelreuteria bipinnata 'Chinese Flame'
Foliage Blue Green
Mature Height 20 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 7-9
Mature Form Upright, Spread, Often Multi - Stemmed
Growth Rate Moderate to Fast
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Fall Color Yellow

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