Plant Care Golden Rain Tree

Golden Rain Tree

About Golden Rain Tree

Koelreuteria paniculata is a medium sized deciduous tree that grows 30'-40' high. It is a great urban flowering tree that tolerates drought, heat, wind, and air pollution. It flowers at an early age with upright display of yellow flowers, a rare color in flowering trees.


Koelreuteria paniculata

Also known as

Goldenrain tree, Pride of india, China tree and Varnish tree

How to care for Golden Rain Tree


How often to water your Golden Rain Tree

Water needs for Golden Rain Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Golden Rain Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Golden Rain Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Golden Rain Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Golden Rain Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Golden Rain Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Golden Rain Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Golden Rain Tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Golden Rain Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Golden Rain Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Golden Rain Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Golden Rain Tree is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Golden Rain Tree

Golden Rain Tree

Golden Rain Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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