Vossi Golden Chain Tree

Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii'

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.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationla-BER-num x wa-ter-ER-i
LoreBoth flowers and seeds of the golden chain tree are highly poisonous.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseEspalier, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Juniper (Juniperus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

Provide 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8

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