How to Establish a Golden Raintree

What You'll Need
Garden gloves
Hand trowel
Transplanting pot / temporary pot
Seed container
Garden hose

Every fan of flowering trees should know how to establish a golden raintree. The golden raintree, also known as Koelreuteria paniculata, hails from Eastern Asia, and may develop to a towering height of 40 feet. The golden raintree is famed for its beauty. Classified as deciduous, the golden reaintree possesses a grayish brown bark and compound leaves. Its leaves turn yellowish before falling off. When it has fully matured, the golden raintree develops a circular crown with a spread radius as large, or even greater than its total height. During the fall season, bright yellow flowers blossom, followed afterwards by reddish purple seed pods.

The golden raintree reproduces quickly when subject to warmer climate, and may be invasive at times. The golden raintree is perfect for providing shade in crowded areas because of its vast spread radius, and since it requires only minimal space for growth. Unlike other trees which wilt and eventually die when placed in a polluted environment, the golden raintree is able to survive, thanks to its pollution-resistant nature. The golden raintree can be propagated by transplanting seedlings, planting seeds, or using cuttings. It is important to have a general knowledge of the golden raintree if one wants it to grow well. Take note of these steps in order to establish a golden raintree successfully.

Step 1:- Check the Soil Condition

Like any other plant, the golden raintree grows best under an ideal soil condition. The golden raintree is able to grow on almost every soil condition, wet or dry, and is even able to grow on soil saturated with alkaline. The greatest advantage of the golden raintree, aside from its aesthetic beauty, is that it is able to adapt to almost any living environment. However, it develops best in loose soil with good irrigation. For faster growth, establish the golden raintree on loose soil which allows for water to pass through. The golden raintree should also be watered often, especially during its early growth stage.

Step 2: Determine Where to Place the Golden Raintree

The golden raintree reaches its maximum growth potential when subject to full sunlight. Keep this in mind when thinking where to establish the tree. Whether you choose to establish it in a garden or beside the street, make sure the golden raintree always receives sunlight. The growth and beauty of the golden raintree’s flowers is also dependent on the amount of sunlight it receives. If it is secluded in a corner which receives almost no sunlight, the golden raintree will not reach its maximum growth potential, nor will it develop beautiful flowers or fruits. The golden raintree is best placed on a side street, or utilized as surrounding foliage for a park.

Step 3: Determine If your Climate is Perfect for Establishment

As mentioned earlier, the golden raintree reproduces quickly when subject to a warm climate. Expect huge seed production if you establish a golden raintree in a warm climate. Be wary of the golden raintree’s invasive properties if placed in a warm climate.

Step 4: Maintain the Golden Raintree Properly

The golden raintree’s branches need to be cross-pruned during winter, when it lies in a dormant state.