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Laburnum alpinum 'Pendulum' Tree

Weeping Scotch Laburnum Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Laburnum alpinum 'Pendulum' has graceful weeping branches which are enhanced by the colourful racemes that drape from them around May and June. The racemes of flowers are highly scented and a pretty mid-yellow that seem to glow against the light/mid green, pinnate foliage. The flowers are also attractive to bees.

This is a beautiful small weeping tree that is ideal for pot planting or small spaces. Scotch laburnum 'Pendulum' will grow to 2.5 x 2 metres in a sunny position with most well-drained soils including chalk and will tolerate cold, inland exposure.

AKA Weeping alpine laburnum, Weeping Scotch laburnum, Scotch laburnum 'Pendulum'

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
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10L pot 120-150cm Top grafted at 120cm £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver. All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge. Although it is rarely a problem, we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Non Mainland UK and Overseas Destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Laburnum Trees

When planting Laburnum trees, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around, inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

We recommend planting any ornamental tree with a stake and tie, to see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Laburnum Trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage the grass to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

It is quite common for Laburnum trees to flower well one year and then not so well the next, and then back to a good year again.

Pruning Advice for Weeping Laburnum Trees

Weeping Laburnum trees do not require regular pruning. If you wish to tidy up your tree, do this during the dormant season. Focus on removing any damaged, diseased or overcrowded branches. Laburnum trees can be pruned into an arch shape (there's a famous long trellis of arching Laburnums (sometimes called a Laburnum Walk) at Hampton Court Palace, a spectacular one at Bodnant Gardens and another smaller one at what was the home of the garden designer Rosemary Verey (now a hotel called Barnsley House in the Cotswolds) so this is evidence that they take pruning rather well even though it is generally thought to be not necessary.

Laburnum alpinum 'Pendulum' Tree (Weeping Scotch Laburnum Trees) Description

  • Common name: Weeping Scotch laburnum Tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2.5 x 2 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer
  • Foliage: Weeping branches of green pinnate leaves in spring and summer
  • Position: Prefers full sun
  • Soil: Tolerant of most soil types but prefers a moist, well drained site
  • Note: This tree is toxic to humans and animals when ingested.