Plant Care Common Laburnum

Common Laburnum

About Common Laburnum

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

Golden chain and Golden rain

How to care for Common Laburnum

💦 Water

How often to water your Common Laburnum

Water needs for Common Laburnum
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Laburnum 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 Common Laburnum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Common Laburnum in your home

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

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

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

Common Laburnum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Laburnum in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Laburnum

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Common Laburnum →

Common Common Laburnum Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Common Laburnum prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Common Laburnum Water Frequency →

Common Laburnum Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Common Laburnum requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Common Laburnum Light Requirements →

Common Laburnum Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Common Laburnum is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. Common Laburnum is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


💩 Fertilizer

Common Laburnum grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Common Laburnum grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Common Laburnum →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Common Laburnum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-7b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Common Laburnum Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Common Laburnum

Common Laburnum

Common Laburnum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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