Golden-chain tree—Laburnum spp.
Family Fabaceae (Pea family)
Goldenchain tree is a deciduous tree or shrub. Leaves are bright green and are divided into three leaflets. Clusters of yellow pea-shaped flowers bloom in mid to late spring. The bark is green. Seedpods, and other parts, are poisonous if ingested.
Optimum conditions for growth
Goldenchain trees are planted in lawns or in borders. They do well in full sun but require afternoon sun in very hot climates. Provide moderate to regular amounts of water, and make sure soil has good drainage. Prune after bloom, and remove dead or crowding branches. Remove seedpods.
Leaves of Golden chain tree
Golden chain tree flowers and foliage