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Laburnum x watereri /Goldenchain Tree, Bean Tree

Laburnum x watereri   / Laburnum x watereri
Yellow flowers in spring hang in clusters and has trifoliate leaves
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Yellow flowers in spring hang in clusters and has trifoliate leaves

Inflorescence resemble that of wister in form and individual flowers

Close view of floral clusters

Close view of pea-shaped flowers

Cluster of spring flowers

Specimen tree in Northern Italy

Young tree in heavy flower in spring

Specimen tree in heavy flower

Close view of flowers

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Scientific Name: Laburnum x watereri
Common Name: Goldenchain Tree, Bean Tree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Inflorescence resemble those of wisteria but are yellow in color. Does not like high temperature and humidity and should be planted where it gets shade in the afternoon in zone 7. Grows best in the Pacific Northwest and where summers are mild. Has trifoliate, medium green leaves that are about 3 inches in length.