5ft Laburnum Tree | 9L Pot | Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii'

Code: TR01499L
5ft Laburnum Tree | 9L Pot | Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii'
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5ft Laburnum Tree | 9L Pot | Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii'
Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii' (Golden Rain) - 9L Pot

An unforgettable sight to behold if trained over a pergola, the Laburnam x Watereri 'Vossi' (or Golden Rain) is a broad-crowned deciduous tree that takes a shallow rooting habit. Its gorgeous long yellow racemens glimmer in the sunlight, perfectly contrasting its deep green oval ternate leaves. This beautiful, hardy tree has a spreading crown and is highly scented.

The Golden Rain tree is a perfect addition to any garden, if trained over a pergola or planted as a specimen tree. Although this tree is known to be toxic to humans, the effect is more than likely to be a tummy upset if consumed.

  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 80-120cm
  • Tree is approx 2 years old
  • Flower Colour: Golden
  • Foliage Colour: Dark green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 6m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Amazing Colour

One of the most attractive things about this tree is the amazing of display of colour that it puts on in the summer. Chains of bright, golden yellow flowers hang from the branches and can reach up to 60cm in length! The golden racemens contrast beautifully against the deep-green, oval shaped foliage and cover the tree. This tree is a showstopper and would look brilliant placed in a garden that is lacking in colour.

Size and Shape

This laburnam tree is a vigorous grower and will reach up to 6 metres in height fairly quickly. It has a broad, vase shaped crown and a strong spreading habit. It would look brilliant grown as a specimen tree in a smaller garden. As this tree has a strong spreading habit it can also be used to make a laburnam walk which is an arch of laburnams that have been trained up over a trellis structure.

Planting and Care

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun. Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems. Keep a planting distance of at least 3.6 metres. Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertiliser in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

How to Plant a Potted Tree

A containerised tree can be planted at any point during the year unlike a bare root one. As long as the ground that it is planted in is not frozen or waterlogged the tree should be able to establish itself in any season. When planting your tree make sure that it has been watered and that it is in a suitable position where it can recieve plenty of sunshine and shelter from cold winds. For more information about planting your containerised tree please click here to see our guides.

Newly Planted Tree

Here at Primrose we planted some young trees so that we could document how they grew over the next few years. This is an image of a newly planted tree that was planted in March and is roughly how your tree will look when it arrives.

3 Months Later

As you can see there has already been a lot of tree growth after only three months. We are going to continue to document the growth of the trees that were planted. This means that you can compare and see what your tree should look like at various stages of growth.

Customer Reviews
Rating: 3/5

"See above as explained the tree was not in a good order, but do understand that some things are beyond your control."

Reviewed Sunday, 1 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy small tree, well packed."

Reviewed Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Tree a little smaller than expected and looked a little tired but my daughter is pleased with it as it seems healthy & has grown a few leaves in a week of receiving it."

Reviewed Sunday, 17 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Efficient service and beautiful plant in tip top condition"

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rating: 1/5

"Both trees were very wilted. We watered them straight away and planted them the next day. One tree was practically dead in the morning. The other had perked up a bit, but a lot of the leaves had been curled up and I noticed that it had quite a few black spots on the leaves. A few days later most of the leaves with spots had fallen off. I emailed you with photos and received a 'you are in a queue ' message and to date nothing more."

Reviewed Monday, 26 June 2017

Rating: 2/5

". web page selling page lists size of tree-130-150 cm. received tree 77 cm with some buds but no branches. All compost fell away when planted, no solid root system. I do not know whether it's alive or not. keeping fingers crossed. very disappointed."

Reviewed Thursday, 6 April 2017

Rating: 2/5

"Very disappointed in the size of the tree. The advertised height and picture of what the tree would look like bore no resemblance to what was delivered. The tree was supposed to be 3 years old, It had only one stem (trunk?) with a few buds on. Although I have kept the tree I ended up buying a second Tree from a local garden centre that was twice the size, with branches and looked soooo much healthier! Very disappointed. I ordered from Primrose because of living in the colder north I hoped to get a more developed tree. Proved to be not the case. Lesson learned - buy local.."

Reviewed Monday, 20 March 2017

Rating: 5/5


Reviewed Sunday, 5 June 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Safely packed and arrived in very good condition"

Reviewed Thursday, 2 June 2016

Rating: 4/5

"plants delivered"

Reviewed Wednesday, 3 February 2016

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