THE FOUR SEASONS OF ORNAMENTAL YELLOW BLOSSOMS
- Golden Rain Trees bloom late with an intense display of yellow flowers
- Fall color is a wonderful orangey-yellow
- Attractive bark with a wonderful umbrella shaped canopy
- Easy to care for and extremely drought tolerant
- Fast growing once established
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 30-40' tall
- Mature Width: 20-35' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 20-30' apart
Why plant Golden Rain Tree?
As the only yellow-flowering tree of summer, Golden Rain Tree (or Golden Raintree) is unmistakable. When other trees have traded spring flowers for a simple cloak of green, your Golden Rain Tree will be throwing out feathery sprays of sunny yellow flowers by the hundreds, the canopy vibrating from the steady hum of happy pollinators. This fast-growing, medium-sized tree looks best planted mid-lawn, either showcased in the front yard or given a site around back, where its spreading limbs will give the kids a shady place to climb and play. Rugged and adaptable, Golden Rain brings its cheerful golden blossoms to any sunny site - even to the mean streets of the city.
The Golden Rain Tree of China, Japan, and Korea has been known to the West since the mid-1700s. At that time, a French Jesuit and amateur botanist from France, Pierre d’Incarville, was sent on a mission to China in hopes of converting the Chinese Emperor Qianlong to Catholicism. d’Incarville didn’t win the conversion, but did manage to introduce some new Asian plants to the West, including this tree. To gain entrance to the Imperial Gardens, he schmoozed the Emperor with a fun plant called “Sensitive Plant,” which folds up when touched.
How to use Golden Rain Tree in the landscape?
No umbrella necessary! Not too many trees shower you with bright yellow flower clusters - especially during the summer months! These showy flowers are set against a backdrop of bright green leaves. This Golden Rain Tree is great used in small gardens, as a shade tree for your patio, or even as a specimen tree!
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Golden Rain Tree
Golden Rain Trees can tolerate a lot and they’re easy to grow as well. When covered with foliage they take on a “tropical” look, but they show a coarse branch texture decorated with seed pods in fall and winter. (Those seed pods are also a great dried decoration for you crafty people out there). Golden Rain Trees prefer areas with full sun and well-drained soil. The Golden Rain Tree is pest free and once it becomes established in your landscape – it will also tolerate drought conditions.
How To Water
You should water your Golden Rain Tree once every 7-10 days very deeply so it gets its preferred drink.
How To Fertilize
Apply a medium rate fertilizer in fall. You only need to apply once a year for about the first 3 years. We recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food.
How To Prune
Golden Rain Trees bloom in the middle of summer. So when you feel it’s necessary to give your tree a “haircut”, do so in early spring. This will give your tree a few months to form flower buds.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).