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Care of the plant Laburnum alpinum or Scotch laburnum.

Care of the tree Laburnum alpinum or Scotch laburnum

The genus Laburnum, family Fabaceae, includes 40 species of shrubs and trees native to Europe and western Asia. Some species are: Laburnum alpinum, Laburnum album, Laburnum anagyroides, Laburnum fragrans.

Common names: Scotch laburnum, Alpine laburnum, Scottish laburnum, Alpine Bea Tree, Alpine Golden Chain Tree. This species is native to Europe.

They are deciduous trees of elegant bearing that reach 6 meters (19.68 feet) in height. The trilobed leaves have dark green leaflets. The showy hanging inflorescences are up to 40 cm (1.31 feet) in length and have highly decorative yellow flowers. They bloom in spring and early summer. The poisonous seeds are inside the pod-shaped fruits.

They are used as isolated specimens and in bushy groups. They are ideal for small gardens.

The Laburnum alpinum needs a semi-shade exposure, preferably facing north. They resist frost well.

They grow in any type of soil but favor slightly clayey soils that contain organic matter. Planting is done in early spring.

Water moderately all year long, waiting for the substrate to dry; slightly increase watering in summer.

Fertilize with compost or manure in late winter or fall.

Prune lightly in late winter if grown as shrubs or to maintain compact growth.

They are easy to grow plants and resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring in a seedbed outdoors and in semi-shade.

Images of the tree Laburnum alpinum or Scotch laburnum

Laburnum alpinum