Chinese Flame Tree

Koelreuteria bipinnata

A deciduous tree native to eastern Asia, with an open branching, flat-topped crown of feathery, mid-green leaves. With the arrival of fall and cooler weather, the foliage briefly adopts shades of yellow before dropping to the earth. Long panicles of fragrant yellow flowers are quickly followed by rosy-pink, papery seed capsules during late summer and fall. Deep, noninvasive roots make this an ideal tree for streetside spots, while its canopy provides shade and protection for any delicate species planted beneath.


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Chinese Flame Tree

Koelreuteria bipinnata
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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.