Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Fabaceae

Laburnum

lah-BUR-num Audio

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.

Species and cultivars

More From the Plant Guide

Winter Interest

Partial Shade

Browse the Full Plant Guide