Scotch Laburnum (Laburnum alpinum)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Scotch Laburnum
Give a thumbs up Alpine Golden Chain Tree

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 15 - 30 feet
Plant Spread: 15 - 30 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: Bean-like pods containing green seeds that mature to shiny black.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Flowering Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Pollution
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are poisonous.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Conifers for narrow side yard by Hemophobic Aug 17, 2015 7:14 PM 13

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Landscaping with grasses"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.