Laburnum watereri Vossii (Golden Rain) Tree Bare Root

Code: TR0149BR
Laburnum watereri Vossii (Golden Rain) Tree Bare RootLaburnum watereri Vossii (Golden Rain) Tree Bare RootLaburnum watereri Vossii (Golden Rain) Tree Bare Root
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Laburnum watereri Vossii (Golden Rain) Tree Bare RootLaburnum watereri Vossii (Golden Rain) Tree Bare RootLaburnum watereri Vossii (Golden Rain) Tree Bare Root
Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii' (Golden Rain) - Bare Root

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.

The bare root variation of the Golden Rain is a great alternative to container-grown versions during the winter. It has already been growing for two years in ideal conditions so that the tree will already be in great shape and ready to take off, regardless of the season.

Characteristics

  • Comes in a: Bare Root
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 75-100cm
  • 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

Requirements

  • 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: Don’t 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, you’re 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

  • 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.


Growth 3 Months After Planting In June


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

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