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Laburnum watereri Vossii


Golden Rain

Cascades of bright yellow flowers in early spring

A distinctive tree with clusters of hanging, golden-yellow pea-like flowers in spring and early summer. A fast growing deciduous tree with dark oval green leaves and hanging seed pods in autumn. It can be trained over an arch or pergola to form a colourful background.


It prefers full sun and is happy in a cottage garden or coastal areas.


Plant in any free-draining soil.

Laburnum Vossii is hardy and fast growing so can add instant colour to a garden.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 90 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From February to September