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 located in Seattle, Washington.

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

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Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Laburnum Anagyroides in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

35% Very Low

Growing Laburnum Anagyroides in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Laburnum Anagyroides in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 29th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Laburnum Anagyroides in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 39.5% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 39.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Laburnum Anagyroides in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.2 total hours of dayl…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Seattle, Washington ⛅.

Laburnum Anagyroides does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Laburnum Anagyroides

Nutrient needs for plant Laburnum Anagyroides in Seattle, Washington

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

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in Seattle is very 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 …

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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!

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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 your location in Seattle, Washington, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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