The genus Laburnum contains two species of deciduous trees grown for their profuse, dangling clusters of pea-like flowers in late spring and early summer, giving the effect of a yellow Wisteria . Grow as an eye-catching specimen or plant several in a small grove.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsAbundant, pendent, pea-like yellow flowers. All parts of Laburnum are highly toxic if eaten.
CareSite in full sun in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Prune when dormant by removing any branches that cross or grow at unbecoming angles.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in autumn, graft in late winter, or bud in summer.
ProblemsLeaf spot, canker, twig blight, tip dieback, aphids, mealybugs.