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A genus of between 2 and 4 species of small deciduous trees in the Fabaceae (Fabaceae) family, native to Southern Europe where they are found in montane habitats. They have trifoliate leaves typical of members of the legume family and pendulous sprays of bright yellow pea-like flowers from late Spring but all parts are poisonous. They are easy to grow as specimen trees or trained as wall shrubs and there are several hybrids available that are only partially fertile so do not produce too many seeds which are the most toxic part of the plant.
How to propagate Laburnum
Seed in autumn, hybrids by budding in summer.
Other uses of Laburnum
Grown for their profuse, pendant flower clusters in spring and summer.