Golden Chain Tree, Golden Rain Tree, Laburnum Laburnum anagyroides - Cytisus laburnum

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Botanical Name:

Laburnum anagyroides

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Laburnum

Species:

anagyroides

Common Name:

Golden Chain Tree, Golden Rain Tree, Laburnum

Seeds Per Pound:
23,104
Quantity:
3.93 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
49
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
20 feet
Collection Locale:
Ukraine
Crop Year:
2019
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 3.93 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$4.95
10 gram
$12.50
1 oz
$17.95
1 lb
$79.50
1 kg
$159.50
Growing Info, follow in order:
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.
In a Nutshell:
* A shrub with smooth bark, dark green spreading branches and pendulous and pubescent twigs. The leaves (made of three leaflets) have a long pedunculus, are smooth on the upperside and hairy on the underside. The flowers are golden yellow and sweet scented, are grouped in pendulous racemes upto 25 cm long, and typically bloom in May. The seeds are legumes with large numbers of black seeds that contain cytisine (an alkaloid extremely poisonous to humans but also goats and horses, especially when not ripe. more...
* Pendulous clusters of golden-yellow flowers, trifoliate leaves, bushy, usually low-branched and spreading, much grown throughout Europe, native to central ans southern Europe, poisonous! more...
* This plant is often used as a rootstock for other members of the pea and bean family.
* The wood is coarse grained,durable, dark coloured and very hard, it can be used as an ebony substitute. It is much in demand among turners,and is used in making instruments and furniture especially where strength and smoothness are important.
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[ edit ] Description Detail of the flowers A shrub with smooth bark, dark green spreading branches and pendulous and pubescent twigs. The leaves (made of three leaflets) have a long pedunculus, are smooth on the upperside and hairy on the underside. The flowers are golden yellow and sweet scented, are grouped in pendulous racemes up to 25 cm long, and typically bloom in May. The seeds are legumes with large numbers of black seeds that contain cytisine , an alkaloid extremely poisonous to humans but also goats and horses, especially when not ripe. However, some wild animals such as hares and deer can feed on them without any problems, and because of this the plant is believed to have magic properties in some regions. The wood is hard and heavy, of a yellow/brown colour, ideal for making posts, for woodturning and as fuel. In the past (and today on historic re-enactments) it was used for making bows.
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Physical Characteristics  Laburnum anagyroides is a deciduous Tree growing to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 5. It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.It can fix Nitrogen. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay and nutritionally poor soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires dry or moist soil.The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure. It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.
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Usda description:
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov