Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii' (Golden Rain) - 9L Pot

Code: TR01499L
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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: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • 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

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height.So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Dont let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, youre going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer 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.


  • Planting Distance: 3.6m

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. Water well during the first year until well established.

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.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.0/5 (10 reviews)

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

"Good prompt service."

Reviewed Sunday, 5 June 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Safely packed and arrived in very good condition"

Reviewed Thursday, 2 June 2016

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Rating: 4/5

"good fast delivery"

Reviewed Sunday, 21 June 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Great product, thriving in its new home."

Reviewed Sunday, 3 May 2015

Rating: 4/5

"The rating would have been higher had I not had to wait two weeks for delivery rather than the 2-3 days stated when I ordered."

Reviewed Sunday, 5 April 2015

Rating: 5/5

"appears to be in good condition, tops been pruned so I assume that it will grow to it's natural height."

Reviewed Monday, 11 August 2014

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Wednesday, 9 April 2014

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