Summerburst goldenrain tree

Summerburst® Goldenrain Tree

Scientific Name

Koelreuteria paniculata ‘JFS-Sunleaf’

Order

Sapindales

Family

Sapindaceae

Type

Tree

Endangered Status

n/a

Number of Recorded Individuals at the Zoo

3

Summerburst goldenrain tree

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Physical Description

In mid to late summer, the heat-resistant Summerburst® goldenrain tree features smooth, glossy, dark green foliage ornamented with abundant clusters of small, bright yellow flowers. In the fall, the tree is adorned with pink-hued seed capsules resembling paper lanterns. This tree prefers average soil in full sun and grows to be a useful shade tree.

Native Range

From cultivation; species native to northern China, Korea, and Japan

USDA Hardiness Zone

4–8

Average Mature Height

30 feet

Flower Color

Yellow

Flowering Months

June–July

Supports

Bees

Yellow flowers

Second Saturday Garden Tours

Join fellow nature lovers for a free, guided tour of Lincoln Park Zoo’s diverse plant life and ecosystems. During each tour, a zoo horticulturist will point out interesting species in bloom, answer questions from guests, and discuss the horticulture program’s past, present, and future.

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An Accredited Arboretum

In 2019, Lincoln Park Zoo earned Level II arboretum accreditation in recognition of the Horticulture staff’s ongoing effort to identify, label, and monitor the more than 330 species of trees, shrubs, and woody plants represented across the 49-acre park.