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Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii'

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers, Fruit

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

A familiar sight in late spring, this hybrid form 'Vossii' is by far the best variety of laburnum, producing a lavish display of extremely long clusters of yellow flowers. The poisonous seeds are not as abundant as on other varieties, and gardeners often remove them to ensure good flowering the following year. It can be easily trained on an overhead structure. It may be propagated from hardwood cuttings in winter. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it an Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Laburnum

Species: x watereri

Cultivar: Vossii

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 900cm

Spread: 600cm

Time to plant seeds: September to November

Time to take cuttings: December to February

Flowering period: May to June


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