by Julie Holmes
(Idyllwild , Calif usa)


Hello, I have a golden raintree that is dropping the small pollen-like flowers on my vegetable garden. Is this poisonous or will the flower be toxic to the soil around vegetables.Thank you,
Julie Holmes.

Comments for Golden raintree

Jun 04, 2020
Not to my knowledge
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

As far as I know, this tree (Koelreuteria paniculata) is not phytotoxic, either the roots or any other parts.

The only genus that is poisonous to other plants is the walnut (genus Juglans) so I think you’re safe.

The other benefit to your tree is that the leaves are very fine, and won’t pack down and smother lawn growing underneath it.