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Laburnum × watereri

Voss's laburnum [2]

L. × watereri is a small deciduous tree with trifoliate leaves that are slightly hairy beneath. In late spring and early summer, dense, drooping racemes of pea-like yellow flowers appear followed by partially-developed hairy seed pods

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Fabaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
All parts highly toxic if ingested. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
Genus

Laburnum are small deciduous trees with leaves composed of three leaflets, and bright yellow pea-shaped flowers in pendent racemes

Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in any well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Can get aphids, leaf-mining moths and leaf-mining flies

Diseases

Powdery mildews and silver leaf may be a problem

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