Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Laburnum anagyroides.
The seeds contain the poisonous alkaloid 'cytisine'. This has insecticidal properties similar to nicotine (Nicotiana spp.) but cannot be recommended for used since it needs to be used in such a concentration that it can then be absorbed over a wide area of the body with possibly fatal results.Wood - coarse grained, durable, dark coloured and very hard, it can be used as an ebony substitute. It is much in demand among turners, and is used in making instruments and furniture especially where strength and smoothness are important.
Another option is to pre-soak the stored seed for 12 hours in warm water and sow in an outdoor seed bed in early spring. These plants an be allowed to grow on in the seedbed for two years before planting them out in the winter.Cuttings of mature wood in late winter planted in the open ground.
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Plants can be successfully transplanted even when quite large. The flowers are delicately scented. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby.This species is notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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