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Laburnum × watereri

Voss's laburnum

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height3.5m to 8.5m
  • Spread3.5m to 8m
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourYellow orange
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Laburnum × watereri (Voss's laburnum). This species of ornamental tree will produce pendulous racemes of golden yellow flowers. It will grow to about 8m and will prefer a sheltered position; it will also need protection from the afternoon sun. The bark is smooth and bright green. You must water during the dry weather and protect from strong winds. The beautiful cloverleaf foliage and smooth bright green bark help to make this an ornamental tree with all year round interest.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Hedging, banks, specimen, ornamental

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  • Laburnum × watereri | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They prefer full sun with some humidity and they tolerate any moderately fertile soil. They are propagated from seed in autumn, cultivars by budding in summer. The competing leaders can be pruned in the early years to establish a tree-like form. It is intolerant of pollution.

Propagation

Seed in autumn, hybrids by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Seeds are very poisonous. Black fly, leaf miners and honey fungus can cause problems.

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