Pride-of-India - Koelreuteria paniculata

    Alternative names
    Koelreuteria paniculata
    Golden Rain Tree

    Koelreuteria paniculata is an elegant small deciduous tree. Leaves are pinnate, pinkish in spring, turning yellow in autumn. Small yellow flowers in conspicuous large panicles, followed by ornamental inflated bladder like bronze fruits.

    Identification difficulty

    Occasionally planted in parks and other public spaces.

    When to see it

    Flowering in spring.

    Life History

    Deciduous perennial.

    UK Status

    Little recorded in Britain and usually only found as a planted tree.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or not recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map