Outdoor Laburnum Golden Chain Trees
Laburnum golden chain trees typically do not grow any taller than 20 feet (6 m) in height. The tree itself is vase-shaped and hardy, though it grows best in moist soils. The laburnum golden chain is a hybrid plant, made from crossing the Scotch and common laburnum varieties. As it grows, its width spreads nearly as wide as its height. Foliage of the tree is generally bright green, while the plant’s bark is a lighter olive shade. Sunny, soft blossoms of the laburnum golden chain trees can become the focal point of any garden arrangement. Each pendulous chain of dense yellow clusters on the laburnum golden chain tree can grow up to 20 inches (51 cm) long. Flowers may bloom from mid spring to early summer. Blooming typically lasts for 10 to 12 days.
In a garden, laburnum golden chain trees work best as ornamental plants and border plants. If you are wondering how to grow a Laburnum tree, you’ll be glad to know that the Laburnum golden chain tree is not too picky. It grows in direct sunlight and partial sun. It tolerates almost any type of soil, as long as it is not waterlogged, but it prefers well-drained alkaline loam. Caring for Laburnum golden chain trees is easiest in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5b through 7.