- Dora read the letter in the garden beneath the laburnum- tree, where she spent a large part of her life. - "From One Generation to Another", Henry Seton Merriman.
- All the little trees that grow near gardens are gone, aspen, laburnum and lilac. - "Tales of War", Lord Dunsany.
- Through an alley of white hawthorn and gold laburnum we passed into the green pavilion that served as the theatre, the air sweet with odour of the lilac and with the blackbird's song; and when the curtain fell into its trench of flowers, and the play commenced, we saw before us a real forest, and we knew it to be Arden. - "Reviews", Oscar Wilde.