Golden Rain Laburnum, Large Trees

General Info RHS AGM, Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun
Area Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Colour Yellow/Gold
Type Screening
Ornamental Fragrant
Flowering May, Jun

Laburnum × watereri Vossii (Standard)

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SIZES 1-3 4-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£89.94Available to order - delivery from November£84.96Available to order - delivery from November£79.98
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Available to order - delivery from November£149.94Available to order - delivery from November£144.96Available to order - delivery from November£139.98
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Laburnum x watereri Vossii: Bareroot Vos's Golden Rain Trees in Standard Sizes

Laburnum Vossii, the Golden Rain tree, has much longer (up to 50-60cm) and better flowers than the wild variety, with the same lovely bark and quite dark green leaves for the flowers to stand out against. The flowers are fragrant and good for bees.
Left to grow freely, they can reach a height of about 8-9 metres and up to the same wide, but they respond well to pruning and can be trained over pergolas.
Browse our other trees.

Delivery season: Laburnum trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).


  • Height: 8-9m
  • Soil: Well drained and fertile, full sun
  • Long strings of yellow flowers in May-June
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Golden Rain Laburnums

This hardy tree needs a well-drained and reasonably fertile soil in full to thrive. They tolerate urban pollution well.

If they need pruning, aim to do it between the end of summer to December, otherwise the tree will bleed a lot.

Did You Know?

Laburnum alpinum and L. anagyroides naturally hybridise in the wild, and to the best of our knowledge the Laburnum x watereri cultivars are derived from plants selected by Knap Hill nurseries in the mid 1800's.
This one was bred in 1875 by C. de Vos in Holland (de Vos means 'the fox').

All parts of the Laburnum are poisonous. Because this variety is mostly sterile, it does not make many seeds, so it is safer for livestock and children.

There are a couple of photos of the Laburnum arch at Bodnant Gardens here.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

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    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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