SelecTree: Tree Detail

CHINESE FLAME TREE
Koelreuteria bipinnata

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Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, LA County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and San Diego, CA

General Notes

Good shade tree.

Native to Asia.

Family: Sapindaceae

Tree Characteristics

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.

Moist Soil.

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

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Koelreuteria bipinnata Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 18, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/koelreuteria-bipinnata >

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