Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Laburnum x watereri - Golden Chain Tree

Cultivated hybrid between L. anagyroides and L. alpinum.

Moderate growth rate up to 30' tall with a 20' spread. Bark is smooth and greenish-gray, becoming more grey with age.

Yellow flowers hang down in racemes, like wisteria.

Flattened dull brown legume seed pods with small, black, hard-shelled seeds are sparsely set. Leaves are palmately compound, with oval leaflets.

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