SelecTree: Tree Detail
CHINESE FLAME TREE
Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, LA County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and San Diego, CA
Good shade tree.
Native to Asia.
Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 40 feet.
Width: 15 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Bipinnately Compound, Medium Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Yellow. Flowers in Summer or Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Prolific, Orange, Red or Rose Capsule, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Light Green, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8 - 24; H1.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Beetle Borers and Scales.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered High.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Koelreuteria bipinnata Tree Record." 1995-2020. Feb 27, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/koelreuteria-bipinnata >
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