Gold medallion tree is a nearly evergreen tree, fast growing, of moderate size reaching a height of 20-25 feet. It has a straight trunk with lightly furrowed, reddish brown bark sometimes with vertical streaks. It has a shapely, open-headed, spreading bushy crown with slightly drooping branch tips. Leaves are green, compound pinnate, 12-18 inches long with 8-12 pairs of narrow leaflets, 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 x 1/2 - 3/4 inches. Flowers are borne in spherical clusters 6-8 inches long; individual blooms are deep yellow, 2-3 inches wide. Fruits are hard, 4-sided, woody pods, up to 16 inches long and 1 inch thick, green turning brown and becoming twisted at maturity. Fruits containing numerous seeds, considered poisonous, used for propagation. In cultivation, the gold medallion prefers well-drained loam or sand soils; it has no major pest or disease problems, but requires pruning to manage its low spreading growth form and to prevent pod formation after flowering. This is an excellent showy tree for general landscaping in gardens and parks, along street sides and medians, and as an accent or specimen tree.