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Laburnum alpinum

Alpine Laburnum, Scotch Laburnum

In Stock: 4.7 lb (Total:4.7lb)
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4.7 lb


Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
4.7 lb
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Russian Federation

Growing Info

Scarification: Pour boiling water over seed , repeat process on seed that did not imbibe; Seed coat may require filing or sanding to allow water infiltration~
Stratification: none required, hard seed coat must be reduced by scarification~
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is can also be used in place of filing / sanding 

Behold the beauty and versatility of Laburnum alpinum, also known as Scotch Laburnum or Alpine Laburnum. This gorgeous leguminous flowering tree is famed for its stunning pendulous clusters of yellow pea-like flowers which bloom in late spring. Its charm doesn't stop with the 15" floral arrays, deep green leaves form a beautiful backdrop, making it a true standout in any garden. Despite its Scottish name, it is a native to the Alps and Eastern Europe. This tree is a powerful addition to your green space, offering not just beauty but resilience. Its adaptability to almost any soil – whether heavy clay or shallow limestone - and its tenacity even in cold, exposed or polluting environments, define it as a truly hardy specimen. While adding a splash of color to your residential home or shrub border, the Alpine Laburnum also has a promising role in nitrogen-fixing, benefiting plants growing nearby. Note that while the tree is a visual feast, it is not to be tasted as the seeds are poisonous if eaten. An easy-to-grow, low maintenance, and utterly breathtaking - invite the Alpine Laburnum into your garden today!

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