A picture of a Golden Chain

Golden Chain

Laburnum anagyroides

Also known as

Common Laburnum, Golden Rain, Laburnum, Peatree, Golden-leaved laburnum, Weeping laburnum

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

8m

5m

Min

4m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Golden Chain

A photo of Golden Chain
A photo of Golden Chain
A photo of Golden Chain

Golden Chain Overview

This is a small, spreading tree which grows to a height and spread of 8m. The grey-green leaves are downy on the undersides. The densely clustered flowers are borne on pendulous racemes in late spring and early summer; they are followed by hairy brown pods which contain black seeds.

Common problems with Golden Chain

How to propagate Golden Chain

Budding

Seed in autumn, hybrids by budding in summer.

Seed

Special features of Golden Chain

Hedge plant

Other uses of Golden Chain

Hedging, banks, specimen Spring interest.

Deciduous Trees

Explore all