Scotch Laburnum (Laburnum alpinum)

Common names:
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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

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Conifers for narrow side yard by Hemophobic Aug 17, 2015 7:14 PM 13

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