This is usually a small tree but there are examples of Golden Rain Trees reaching 40 feet. They are native to Asia occurring in Korea, China and Japan. They are hardy town trees with a high tolerance for heat, drought and poor soil. They are noted for the appearance of their seed pods which start out yellow and then deepen to a golden color as the pods dry. They do well in this area and there are a number of examples in the town of Gonzales.
Golden Rain Tree