Golden Chain Tree
Golden Chain Tree
Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii'Item #5433 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 8
Spectacular color from long, drooping clusters of lightly fragrant, bright yellow flowers! This very attractive garden tree has an upright base with a beautiful spreading canopy and bluish-green foliage. A great choice for use as a single specimen or for a group planting. Flowering is most prolific in cooler summer regions. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 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 growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:YellowDesign 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 deep, enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Avoid hot, dry sites and harsh afternoon sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize in early spring. Remove root suckers as they emerge. Seed pods are toxic; do not ingest.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water deeply, regularly; more frequently 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.