13 July 2010

Golden Rain Tree in bloom

Koelreuteria paniculata is native to China and South Korea but seems to be happy in Romford. We are fortunate that previous owners of our house had the vision to plant some very unusual shrubs and trees in our gardem.

At the moment it is in bloom. The flowers have small petals which fall like a golden shower (fnur fnur) on the ground

11 comments:

CherryPie said...

That is a beauty, I haven't seen one of those before.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Cherie. THe previous owners put in some things that are very unusual for a suburban garden, especially a small one like ours

beakerkin said...

Plants behaving badly, who knows what else can be in store for sweeps week.

Cross species pollination aided by evil humming birds did not pass the censor.

susan said...

The house we used to own in RI was built by a sea captain who also collected strange trees and shrubbery. We did have something that looked much like this but I didn't know what it was called.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

That is kind of a rare tree around here. Not sure why as it is beautiful.

jams o donnell said...

Ah perhaps the evil hummingbirds should team up with the pigeons. Pigeons have a plan

jams o donnell said...

What a treat it must have been to have that garden Susan

It's a pity it is not more common DFP

Liz said...

That's pretty. I've never been interested in shrubs but I'm growing to appreciate them more. We have a bit of garden that needs something doing to it and my flower gardening is notable only for its lack of success. Maybe shrubs are the answer!

jams o donnell said...

It's well worth looking out for some unusual plants and shrubs to make the garden a bit more distinctive

Claude said...

It looks very interesting. I wish I had a small garden like yours. But I have one huge green plant in my solarium which keeps growing, and growing. It's nearly a miracle. Because I've been known to kill cacti just by looking at them. You're lucky your tree is far away...

jams o donnell said...

You kill cacti.. Wow Claude you are truly the Anti-Gardener!