Plant Care Golden Chain

Golden Chain

About Golden Chain

Laburnum anagyroides is a small deciduous tree or large shrub up to 30 ft tall. It flowers during May and June with pea-like, yellow flowers densely packed in pendulous racemes 4 to 10 in long. The seeds are legumes with large numbers of black seeds that contain cytisine, an alkaloid extremely poisonous to humans as well as goats and horses.

Taxonomy

Laburnum anagyroides
Laburnum
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

Common laburnum, Common laburnum, Golden chain and Golden rain

How to care for Golden Chain

Water

How often to water your Golden Chain

Water needs for Golden Chain
0.5 cups
every 9

Golden Chain needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Golden Chain

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Golden Chain in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

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Growing Golden Chain in Nashville right now

Light needs for plant Golden Chain in Nashville, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Nashville is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Golden Chain in Nashville, Tennessee

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.5% ☀️

December 4th, 2021

Nashville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Nashville is expected to decrease by 23.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.0 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Golden Chain in Nashville, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Nashville is getting an average of 8.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.5 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Common laburnum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Golden Chain: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Golden Chain love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Nashville, Tennessee ⛅.

Golden Chain does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Golden Chain

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Golden Chain: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Golden Chain after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Golden Chain

Nutrient needs for plant Golden Chain in Nashville, Tennessee

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 4th, 2021

The growing potential in Nashville is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to rep…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Golden Chain can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Care Summary for Golden Chain

Golden Chain

Golden Chain


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Nashville, Tennessee, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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