Laburnum trees are a member of the Pea family, Leguminosae, and produce large pendulous flowers in late April/early May. Very attractive, BUT all parts of the plant are poisonous, especially the seeds.
Commonly referred to as ‘Golden Rain’ this close-up of the flowers of the popular hybrid, Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossii’ gives a good impression of just how showy they are.
Available as a ‘must see’ display, a Laburnum Arch really gives a lasting impression of what can be achieved with a little patience.
The trifoliate leaf makes it easy to distinguish it from most other plants.
Finally, this is the ‘Scotch Laburnum’, Laburnum alpinum.