Golden Chain Tree
- Golden Chain Tree
Golden Chain Tree
Height: 15 feet
Spread: 10 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6a
Other Names: Golden Chain Tree
A stunning small accent tree that everybody wants when they see it in bloom; long, cascading wisteria-like chains of bright yellow flowers in spring; rather hard to grow, requires cool roots and partial shade; an overall improvement on the species
Vossii Laburnum is bathed in stunning chains of fragrant yellow pea-like flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring. It has light green foliage throughout the season. The compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The rough brown bark and olive green branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Vossii Laburnum is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Vossii Laburnum is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Vossii Laburnum will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.