Can I prune a laburnum tree?



Laburnum trees should be pruned in late summer but they can be pruned up until Christmas. They should not be pruned in the spring or early summer as they may bleed. If you are growing your Laburnum as a specimen tree, remove any damaged stems and prune only to maintain the shape of the canopy.

What is the lifespan of a laburnum tree?

A fully grown laburnum can reach up to 7m (22ft) with a spread of around 6m (19ft) taking about 15 years to get there. It’s not a long lived tree, the average life span being about 30 to 40 years. It flowers in late May or early June and will grow well in almost any soil, but doesn’t like being waterlogged.

How long do Laburnum trees live UK?

30 to 40 years





ANSWER: Laburnums are relatively short lived trees and it’s not surprising to hear that your tree has significant problems. You say it was in your garden from 30 years ago, they normally last 30 to 40 years.

How do you care for Laburnum?

Feeding, Care & Growing Tips

Laburnums grow well in any soil as long as it is not too acidic or too alkaline; pH Slightly Alkaline to Slightly Acidic soil will do just fine. A good loam mix is ideal. Soil should be very well drained; above all, Laburnums will not tolerate waterlogged soil.

Why are the leaves on my laburnum tree turning yellow?

Root Rot. Laburnum trees that are over-watered or have a fungus in their soil may be at risk for root rot. The symptoms of this disease are yellow leaves and a wilted appearance. If a laburnum tree looks like this, check the roots–black, mushy roots are affected by root rot, while healthy roots are firm and pliable.



Can you keep a laburnum tree small?



Laburnums can be grown as small, free-standing trees and can also be trained over a pergola, arch or walkway, which show off the pendulous pea-like flower clusters.

Can you Pollard a laburnum?

Can I pollard it? The short answer is this: you planted the cypress too near, and you can’t pollard a laburnum without ruining it.

Can you hard prune laburnum?

Pruning of a Laburnum Tree

They should not be pruned in the spring or early summer as they may bleed. If you are growing your Laburnum as a specimen tree, remove any damaged stems and prune only to maintain the shape of the canopy.

How do you prune a laburnum arch?

Pruning a laburnum on an arch: this is tackled in early winter whilst the tree is dormant. At Bodnant the trees are taken off the arch and laid flat on the ground. Then the whippy, young growths are taken back to the spurs (in a similar way to wisteria pruning). This encourages more flowers.