What amazing tree is this?

blackbeantreeApril 1, 2014

These trees are prominent all around Brisbane, Australia at the moment. The red are the seed pods after yellow flowers. A bit straggly at times but sometimes magnificent. What country do we have to thank for these? I'm sure they're not native to Australia.

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Koelreuteria paniculata or elegans ssp. formosana.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 9:03AM
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SusanC(9b/10a Sunset 17)

Classified as an environmental weed in south-eastern Queensland.

Here is a link that might be useful: Koelreuteria in Brisbane

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 11:39AM
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alisonoz_gw

Native to east asia - parts of china and korea. Massively messy from copious seed fall to leaf litter fall (semi deciduous). And invasive. However, there are many areas where they have been used exclusively as footpath plantings by developers on construction of residential canal estates in Gold Coast.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 11:50PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Wrong leaves for K. paniculata - it will be one of the other species.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 2:45AM
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