General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 15-20 feet
Plant Spread: 10-12 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Flowering Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Golden Chain Tree
  • Laburnum
  • Common Laburnum
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Laburnum anagyroides
  • Synonym: Laburnum alschingeri

Photo Gallery
Location: Morpeth, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2014-06-05
Photo by kniphofia
Location: Burlington, Ontario
Date: 2023-05-26
Golden Chain Tree (Laburnum anagyroides) in Royal Botanical Garde

Date: 2015-07-24
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Wallington Hall, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2014-05-23
Location: Morpeth, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2015-05-14
Developing flowerbud
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2018-03-31
Location: Denver CO Metro
Date: Spring 2009
Golden Chain Sapling.. about 2 years old.  Just planted.
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2012-04-04
Leaves first emerging in the spring
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-04
One branch on a yellow tree..........a sport?
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-04
In a friend's garden
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-04
In a friend's garden
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-05-15
  • Uploaded by Joy
  • Posted by dave (Southlake, Texas - Zone 8a) on Mar 12, 2012 4:00 PM concerning plant:
    This tree is one of the few nitrogen fixing trees available in temperate climates.
Discussion Threads about this plant
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