Plant Care Laburnum Anagyroides

Laburnum Anagyroides

About Laburnum Anagyroides

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.


Laburnum anagyroides

Also known as

Common Laburnum, Common Laburnum, Golden chain and Golden rain

How to care for Laburnum Anagyroides


How often to water your Laburnum Anagyroides

Water needs for Laburnum Anagyroides
0.5 cups
every 9

Laburnum Anagyroides needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Laburnum Anagyroides

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Laburnum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Laburnum Anagyroides: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Laburnum Anagyroides love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Laburnum Anagyroides does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Laburnum Anagyroides

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Laburnum Anagyroides: 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 Laburnum Anagyroides after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Laburnum Anagyroides

Laburnum Anagyroides

Laburnum Anagyroides

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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