MGC Tip: Golden Rain Tree

 
    Golden Rain Tree 
 

The Golden Rain tree is a beautiful graceful, tall tree. In late spring and summer it is covered with yellow blossoms, and in autumn and winter, graceful paper lanterns dangle. The flowers are on a hanging stalk about 12-18 inches long and bloom usually in the summer months.

Golden Rains are hardy, thriving in the tough urban environment and an wide  range of soil conditions.  Flowers usually appear after the third year, though sometimes sooner.

The tree grows up to 40 feet in height and has a spread of 35 feet, so it provides a  lot of shade.   Because of its size, it should not be planted close to the foundation of a home.  It grows rather quickly at about 1 to 2 feet a year.

Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each  day.  It is heat and drought resistant and attracts bees.

It is a great shade tree if you have the space for it. In the Yucatan it grows tall unlike most of the trees which are  smaller.  We recommend it for shade and beautiful flowers

 

 

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