Arboretum
"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   
Goldenrain Tree
(Koelruteria paniculata)

Donated by Kaskaskia College
Tree Map Location: # 45
In Memory of Virgil Bolerjack

Goldenrain Tree tree Goldenrain Tree leaf Goldenrain Tree flowers Goldenrain Tree green fruit Goldenrain Tree mature fruit


Leaf: Alternate, pinnately (or partially bi-pinnately) compound, irregular serrations or lobes on leaflets, 8 to 14 inches long, 9 to 15 leaflets, deep green above, lighter below.  
Flower: Bright yellow with a splash of orange; occur on 10-15 inch long, many branched, terminal panicles; individual flowers about 1/2" wide; appearing in early summer, very attractive.  
Fruit: Papery, triangular capsule, 1 to 2 inches long, in clusters, containing three hard, black, globular seeds, initially yellow-green, later turning brown, ornamental.  
Twig: Stout, reddish brown, numerous lighter lenticels, somewhat zig-zag, buds round, leaf scar shield-shaped.  
Bark: Silvery gray, flat ridge tops with reddish brown shallow furrows.  
Form: Small tree reaching 30 feet in height, spread equal to height, round crown.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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