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Scotch Laburnum

Laburnum alpinum

Also known as

Alpine Laburnum, Scottish Laburnum

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

9m

4m

Min

7m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Scotch Laburnum

Flowering tree Laburnum alpinum from the Botanical Gardens of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
A photo of Scotch Laburnum

Scotch Laburnum Overview

They are broadly spreading small trees. They will produce delicate, pendulous racemes of golden-yellow flowers which are borne in mid spring and early summer. The deep green leaves are smooth and glossy on the undersides; the bark is smooth and dark grey, shallowly fissured with age.

Common problems with Scotch Laburnum

How to propagate Scotch Laburnum

Budding

Seed in autumn, hybrids by budding in summer.

Seed

Special features of Scotch Laburnum

Hedge plant

Other uses of Scotch Laburnum

Hedging, banks, specimen