Golden Chain Tree
Golden Chain Tree
Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii'Item #5433 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 8
Spectacular color from long, drooping clusters of fragrant, bright yellow flowers! Attractive deciduous garden tree is a great choice in landscape as a single specimen or for a group planting. Works well for espalier.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:la-BER-num x wa-ter-ER-iPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 10, 14 - 17Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:YellowGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasThere is no doubt that this is the favorite flowering tree of English country gardens. Lovely as a single specimen, bursting into delicious bloom every spring. To compound the display, plant in a small grove. Perfect for small city gardens, country fenced yards or in the mountains, where it will stand out brightly in dark piney forests.Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Juniper (Juniperus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist soil. Prefers cool conditions; avoid hot, dry sites and harsh midday sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This tree is a hybrid of L. alpinium and L anagyroides, both species of southern Europe. The flowers indicate its presence in the Pea family, the genus conferred by Fredrich Medicus, 1736-1808, from the original Latin vernacular.Lore:Both flowers and seeds of the golden chain tree are highly poisonous.