Laburnum x waterii ‘Vossii’ Golden Chain

Description: Long racemes of magnificent bright yellow flowers hang from the branches in May and June, they are highly scented and popular with wildlife such as bees. Light green circular leaves, are particularly attractive when strong sunlight filters through them. Generally grows as a tree, but can also be pruned to form a hedge or to be trained over an arch.

History: This is a hybrid between Laburnum alpinium and Laburnum anagyroides, which have occurred naturally in gardens but are named after the type raised at Waterers nurseries in Knaphill, Surrey before 1864. ‘Vossii' was raised in Holland in the late 19th century. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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


  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: June
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Award-winning
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Prune after flowering
  • Scented flowers
  • Prefers acid soil

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