Golden Chain Tree

Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii'

Item 054335


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.

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.

Close Up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Full Shot :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Landscape :: Credit: Richard Bloom / GAP

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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Fragrant
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Asian/Zen
Design Ideas: There 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.

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.


Both flowers and seeds of the golden chain tree are highly poisonous.

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