Our Catalogue

Back to List >
Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket®
Click to enlarge

Laburnum anagyroides 'Yellow Rocket' ®

Description: A fantastic form of the popular spring flowering Laburnum. It is a columnar growing tree with a very narrow upright habit so perfect for any size of garden. The bright sunny yellow pendant flowers adorn the tree in May creating a beautiful sunny effect and perfect for attracting bees and butterflies to the garden. The deciduous foliage is green and pinnate, creating a pleasing backdrop for the yellow flowers. Use it to add vertical interest to the garden - or train the stems onto a pergola or archway to create an eye-catching covered walkway.

History: Introduced by Frank P Matthews and crowned Best in Show at the New Plant Awards of the HTA National Plant Show 2018.

Laburnum Growing Tips: Pruning is not needed in case of this slow growing variety, but if you wish to maintain a size or shape you can prune unwanted branches in the middle of winter or early in the spring. Easy to grow in any well-drained soil in a full sun position.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Fastigiate

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Needs full sun Needs full sun
Prune after flowering Prune after flowering