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Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii'

Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii' (Laburnum)

is a bushy fully hardy perennial deciduous tree with yellow flowers in early Summer and late Spring. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are papilionaceous shaped arranged in a raceme inflorescence. It has average drought tolerance.
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It looks best in Spring and Summer.


Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii' grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to sand, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.


This is a pendulous/weeping tree has an ultimate height of 5.5m / 18ft and spread of 5.5m / 18ft. It can take 36-40 years to reach its ultimate height.


The leaves are green in Spring and Summer. They are elliptic in shape.


Severe in whole plant. Highly toxic if eaten.


Bank and slope, city courtyard garden, cottage informal garden, flowering tree, low maintenance, small garden/space and specimen/accent plant.


Deer (high) and rabbits (high).


Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii' has green bark with a smooth texture.

Fruit and seed

The fruit is brown. There is a fruit/seed abundance beginning in Autumn and ending in Autumn.

Progagation and germination

Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed. The seed can be germinated by scarification - break down seed casing.

-28°C / -18.4F 5.5 to 8 36-40 years 5.5m / 18ft 5.5m / 18ft
Common names
Laburnum (Ireland)
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