Laburnum alpinum Pendulum
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: May to June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A small, spreading tree with weeping branches that is perfect for smaller gardens. In late spring and early summer slender racemes of brilliant, golden-yellow flowers seem to drip from the branches creating a luminous display. An excellent specimen plant, that is best appreciated when not overcrowded.
- Garden care: When planting, incoporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and stake firmly. Laburnums dont need much pruning, but you may want to remove any diseased or crossing branches. It is essential that any pruning work is carried out between late summer to mid winter as the sap will 'bleed' heavily at other times.
- CAUTION toxic if eaten
October sees the start of the dormant season which is the best time to prune lots of deciduous garden trees. You can prune newly planted trees to remove any damaged growth and help balance the shape of the canopy as well as maintain a dominant main leaderRead full article