SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, San Diego Botanic Garden - Encinitas, CA, Oahu, HI and Los Angeles, CA
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.
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." 1995-2020. Jan 27, 2020.
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