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Koelreuteria elegans

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, San Diego Botanic Garden - Encinitas, CA and Los Angeles, CA

General Notes

Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage.

Native to Asia.

A Koelreuteria elegans in Los Angeles is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 48 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 108 inches and a crown spread of 48 feet.

Family: Sapindaceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 25 - 50 feet.

Width: 35 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Bipinnately Compound, Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Yellow. Flowers in Summer or Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Persistent, Pink Capsule, Medium to Large (0.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.

Bark Gray, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Scales, Root Rot and Canker, Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Koelreuteria elegans Tree Record." 1995-2018. Aug 16, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/koelreuteria-elegans >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.