name botanical:Laburnum alpinum
family:Bean family (Fagaceae)
height:up to 8 m (26 ft)
The leaves are odd-fingered with three oblong single leaves. The leaf margin is smooth and the petiole longer than the leaf. The leaf arrangement is alternate.
leaf shape:palmately compound
flowering:April - June
The flowers are yellow and very numerous.
gender distribution:monoecious / hermaphrodite
Legume: The fruit (pod) is in summer green and brown in autumn.
The branches are light brown with protruding green buds.
bark:The bark is smoth and brown.
root:The roots are thick and do not extend over the crown range.
ph value:slightly acidic to strongly alkaline
Garden tree / shrub. The variety Laburnum wateri 'Vossii' is best for the garden.
Warning toxic: flowers, seeds and roots are particularly toxic to humans and animals.