Golden raintree

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

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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.

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