February 1, 2023
Laburnum anagyroides

Laburnum anagyroides

Laburnum anagyroides is native to central and southern Europe. It is part of the Fabaceae family of plants. It is also known as Common Laburnum, Golden Chain or Golden Rain. It is a medium-sized tree or large shrub. It flowers profusely with hanging clusters of yellow flowers. It can grow to 7m or 23ft. Laburnum anagyroides is a fast grower that grows in moist but mild landscapes.

Laburnum anagyroides flowers in late spring. The flowers are fragrant. They appear in panicles of pea-like flowers. They are bright yellow. This tree flowers profusely. After flowering, it produces pods or legumes. They contain shiny black seeds when they are ripe.

Laburnum anagyroides
Laburnum anagyroides

Laburnum anagyroides flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by insects. Laburnum anagyroides is poisonous especially if consumed in larger quantity. The foliagee is trifoliate and oval, it is smooth in front and hairy on the back.

Plant Laburnum anagyroides in moist soils as long as it is well-drained, place it in the sun or partial shade. Laburnum anagyroides tree can be transplanted even when it is large. Laburnum does produce nitrogen in the soil therefore helping other surrounding plants. Propagate by grafting. Watch out for aphids, leaf-mining moths, powdery mildew, and silver leaf.

Laburnum anagyroides
Laburnum anagyroides
Laburnum anagyroides in London, UK

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