The Chinese flame tree grows to be a medium-sized to big deciduous tree with a wide canopy. The foliage is made up of 12-18 inch long bipinnately split leaves with 6-10 pairs of serrated leaflets that are each 2-4 inches long. Late in the summer, a brilliant display of small yellow flowers grows on 12-18 in. long terminal racemes. Large papery seed capsules ranging in hue from pale salmon to pink-red replace the flowers. Seed capsules add a lot of colour to the tree in the late fall.
Botanical Name : Koelreuteria bipinnata
Common Name : Chinese Flame Tree
Height : 40 ft
Spread : 25 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30-60 days cold stratification.
Hardiness zone : 7-9
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 250