Koelreuteria bipinnata (Chinese Flame Tree) up to ~38'-high x ~35'-wide (oval to round to umbrella to vase shaped canopy) deciduous medium green, bronze or gold leaves yellow flowers orange to salmon to red to rose capsules (Autumn) origin: southeast China (not invasive) medium water use clay to loamy to sandy soil with average to fast drainage no soil amendment (per pH 4.0–10.0) litter maintenance: medium-low/dry fruit low-medium flammability medium branch strength pruning maintenance: medium (mostly per thinning) allergenicity: medium-low plant at least 2.5 feet from masonry local Sunset Zones 18-24
SelecTree. UFEI. "Koelreuteria bipinnata Tree Record." 1995-2021. Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Accessed on Jul 23, 2021. < https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/776 >
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