• Golden Raintree for Sale

 

Golden Raintree

Reg: $139.90
Save: $69.95  (50%)
$69.95
Ships April 5th, 2016
 $7.00 Oversized Fee

1. Bare Root

Bare Root
  • 5-6 ft.
    $69.95
  • Shipped to you Bare-Root

    The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

    Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

    Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

    If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

    Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
$9.95
-t- Planting Mix
Golden Raintree Planting Mix

Helps your Golden Raintree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Starter Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$4.95


Growing Zones: 5-9


Growing Zones 5-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30 ft.

Mature Width:

30 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Excellent

Botanical Name:

Koelreuteria paniculata

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

YELLOW FLOWERS TRANSFORM INTO GOLDEN SHOJI LANTERNS

Golden Raintrees give you an incredible show... all year long!

When the leaves first bud out in early spring, they're a unique pink-red color, and eventually turn a deep green.

Then come the long, airy sprays of color.

It's one of the few trees to feature yellow flowers that erupt in a glorious cascade all over the canopy in midsummer.

The show gets even better when the seed pods start to form in late summer. They turn a deep, rich orange and look like tiny, golden-orange paper lanterns!

But don't let their delicate appearance fool you. These versatile champions stand up to heat, harsh climates and city pollution equally well. You often see them as street trees in urban environments and as fabulous focal points in groups of three to five in landscapes. Plant them 25-30 feet apart.

They grow up to 30 ft. tall and 30 ft. wide, so they make great shade trees where you have little space.

Golden Raintrees give you dense shade, but also make incredible flowering trees that can be the focal point of your landscape.

Be sure to order your Golden Raintrees now. They're very popular, and we sell out every year!






Customer Reviews

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So far no problems, love the tree!
The tree arrived in good condition, great balance of foliage and roots, so there was nothing to do but plant it carefully.
The tree only lost about six leaflets which means no entire compound leaves have been lost from the tree since planted late spring thru mid September.
Tree was the height promised, the bark had no damage from shipping and delivery was prompt.
This was a tree I was having difficulty finding.
I Would recommend the tree and the seller.
September 19, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
4
I planted one 25 years ago and have never regretted a thing about this beautiful tree.
December 31, 2012
Received tree Golden Raintree as a gift. It was about 6 inches tall when planted. The next spring it almost looked like a dead twig, but it has taken off and grown to 6 feet in one season. Cant wait for it to bloom next year
December 31, 2012
My tree has grown up to about 10 feet in a couple of years and looks great.....the first year it had 4 blossoms, 25 the next and this year it was loaded...hope to enjoy this beauty for many years to come
December 31, 2012
Howdy from Houston! Hi Pam, just received our two Golden Raintrees. FedEx got the delivery wrong so we were very worried about how they would do. They arrived very well packed, a bit dry, brown and wilted, but with water, sun and your planting mix, in ten days they have come back and are looking really healthy and great! We are planting them over our A/C Unit to keep it cool! Great service, lovely trees, we will be back
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
We ordered one of these in early June and were a little concerned that we were planting it too late. Thankfully, we've had a lot of rain in East TN. The tree arrived at about 5 1/2 feet tall. The trunk was very skinny and slightly bent to one side from the packaging. We staked it just a little bit with some twine and have kept watering it; and it is straightening up and looking great
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Bought 2 a year ago...one was for myself...the other a gift...seem to be doing great...very pleased...has probably grown between 1 to 2 feet...
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
The deer love it!
Doubt it will survive as the deer partake regardless of my attempts to keep them away.
October 6, 2015
Purchased
9 months ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Golden Raintree



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Emerald Green Thuja.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Emerald Green Thuja gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Emerald Green Thuja again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
shade and looks good
Patrick M on Feb 4, 2016
Sounds interesting for a corner planting site I have.
William M on Dec 5, 2015
shade and looks good
Patrick M on Feb 4, 2016
There was no place to enter the "Free125" code for free shipping and would appreciate the $44.77 credit being applied
Eileen B on Feb 1, 2016
Sounds interesting for a corner planting site I have.
William M on Dec 5, 2015
In Florida we have a lot of the red variety of raintree, so I was intrigued by the golden colour of this beautiful tree. I think it will be a tree that will really stand out in my neighborhood.
Richard F on Nov 25, 2015
There was no place to enter the "Free125" code for free shipping and would appreciate the $44.77 credit being applied
Eileen B on Feb 1, 2016
In Florida we have a lot of the red variety of raintree, so I was intrigued by the golden colour of this beautiful tree. I think it will be a tree that will really stand out in my neighborhood.
Richard F on Nov 25, 2015
We have temperatures below 0 degrees periodically in the winter. Will Golden Raintree and Royal Empress do OK?
Sandra P on Mar 26, 2015
I live in zone 10 and believe we have 2 mature trees growing very well here. Our trees have multiple trunk/branches growing from the base, not one single trunk. Are these the same trees?
Chuck P on Feb 8, 2015
what kind of fertilizer do you use for the golden rain tree?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I used fertilzer stakes for my golden rain tree and it has done great so far.
are they adaptable to south texas weather?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Golden Raintree will adapt very well to Southern Texas weather.
Planting instructions?
Judy L on Jan 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Dig a hole twice s wide as the root ball, and just as deep. Remove any dirt clumps, rocks, or grass from the hole. Place your tree in the hole, and make sure the root collar is level with the surrounding ground and back fill your hole with soil. After you've completed these steps give your tree a deep watering.
Is this tree an evergreen?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: no, it is deciduous. It looses its leaves in the fall
Where can I buy this tree?
Chuck W on Oct 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I got mine from fast-growing-trees.com & it arrived in good shape. I put it in the ground the next day and it has done well, though it has not grown quite as fast as some people have stated. We've had a hot, dry summer and it has endured. Overall, I'm very satisfied. I expect it to do even better next year.
how cold tolerant is the raintree?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Golden Raintree is pretty cold hardy. It is recommended for zones 5-9. Here is a map to check your zone: http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
do the seed pods drop off the tree?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have only had mine for 1 year...a few of the pods have dropped but the rest are still on the tree! This is a beautiful tree!!! I am not dissapointed at all!!!!!
Does it grow fast?
Slick on Jun 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It has grown about two feet in less than a year.
Will a golden rain tree's roots harm a foundation or plumbing if planted near a house.

When should I plant in NC?
Hil's garden on Feb 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It does not get very big. About 20 feet. Any tree too close to the house isn't great. 10 feet away should be sufficient. It is not like a willow that will go into your water pipes and basement to find water.. They are beautiful., The golden chain tree is also beautiful. I have both in my yard. I live in Missouri. I hope this helps.

CorneliaEnter an answer to this question.
How far do the roots spread , are they invasive?
Mary Karen P on Jan 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I planted my golden rain tree late summer 2014 and haven't seen any sign of the roots. I have seen more mature trees at rural shopping centers here in Virginia and I didn't see any roots there either. Its best not to plant any tree close to the house, if that is what you mean by invasive, but if you mean near a sidewalk or driveway I wouldn’t worry since the ones at the shopping center were in the areas between roads and parking rows. Deep water every couple of weeks during dry spells for the first couple of years and you should be okay. That way the roots won’t come up to the surface for the water you use to keep your grass alive.
how fast dose it grow?
Maryjane F on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Golden Raintree grows about 12-24" per year.
What about the seed pods?
Mickey M on Sep 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: What exactly would you like to know about the seed pods? (they form in a clump or a bunch of papery-textured 'containers' each holding several seeds).
Do the flowers of the golden rain tree
give off an odor or scent?
mary e on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they have a faint fragrant scent
Where will this tree ship from? How long will it take to ship to Oklahoma City?
Jeannine S on Jun 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They ship from South Carolina. Oklahoma City is a 3 day transit.
how long does it take for shipping?
Billy H on Oct 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It depends on where you are located. Here is a map: http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/FAQ.htm#when-will-my-order-ship
I have a dog, specifically a German Shepard, and was wondering if the fruit dropped from the tree would harm him in any way other than him possibly choking? I've been planning a garden as a birthday present to myself and would greatly appreciate a response before then. Thank you!
PS any knowledge on the toxicity of morning glories to dogs would also be greatly appreciated!
Jackson L on Jul 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry, but I have no idea. Have you tried your vet's office?
This tree is reported to be "street friendly". How close to the street/driveway can I plant it and not inhibit it's growth rate or mature size?
John H on Jul 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can plant it as close as 5 feet to structures. How ever this tree gets 30 feet tall and 30 feet wide, so the branches may require pruning if it's close to a building.
I live in Florida zone 9, when is the best time to plant this tree? Spring? summer? Any recommendations?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend waiting until the early Fall before planting your Golden Raintree. It's best to plant in the early Spring or early Fall. However if your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above it will be fine to go ahead and plant your tree now.
I'm in the tampa florida area and already have a golden rain tree. It's about 25 feet tall and the top and side branches did not produce any leaves. Can i do something to bring it back?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Scratch the branches with a coin or your fingernail. If green underneath the bark leave the branches, they'll recover. If brown is under the bark cut the branches back to the trunk of the tree and it should recover.

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Will trees and shrubs look like the photographs?


Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos. Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.


Trimming & Pruning

Bare Root Trees?


Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You!


Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.