Koereuteria paniculata

Golden Rain Tree

 

Conestoga House & Gardens, 1608 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster PA

 

David Kantner

 

This tree, native to Korea and China, has been nominated to pabigtrees.com and may be the State Champion Golden Rain Tree. In 2018 its trunk circumference was 10 feet 1 inch as measured at 18 inches up; its average spread was 58 feet; and its height was 55 feet. Normally this species does not exceed 40 feet tall.

 

This amazing species first reached America when Thomas Jefferson germinated seeds sent by a French associate in 1809.