Golden Chain Tree, Laburnum, Golden Rain Tree Laburnum anagyroides - Cytisus laburnum
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Golden Chain Tree, Laburnum, Golden Rain Tree
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In Stock: 14.04 lb
Pour boiling water over seed , repeat process on seed that did not imbibe; Seed coat may require filing or sanding to allow water infiltration~.
none required, hard seed coat must be reduced by scarification~.
sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
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. more...
* 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.