How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Golden-chain tree—Laburnum spp.
Family Fabaceae (Pea family)

Plant Identification

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. 

Foliage
Leaves of Golden chain tree

Flowers and foliage of golden chain tree
Golden chain tree flowers and foliage

Pests and disorders of Laburnum spp.

Invertebrates

Diseases

 

Environmental disorders

Weeds

Vertebrates

Flower clusters
Drooping flower clusters


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