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By Poggers

My very old laburnum looks like it is dying. The branches are brittle and the flowers are weak and pale. I would like to replace it with either another laburnum or try something completely different but just as colourful. The garden has all round sun and the soil is free draining. What do you suggest?



My favourite would be Amelanchier and there are some varieties that are white and pink. It will be smothered with flowers in early spring with new leaves opening with bronze
turning to green leaves. The flowers will then produce berries which will be scoffed by the birds. Later on in the season the leaves will turn to gold. If you do decide to plant another Laburnum then re-plant in a different place if possible. Rootgrow might be worth a go as well.

13 May, 2022

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