Fussier than many plants about climate, golden chain tree is a Goldilocks of the plant world — and not just in appearance. This member of the pea family grows best in a narrow range of USDA planting zones. Just like Goldilocks in the fairy tale, it does not like it too cold, but it does not like it too hot, either. It requires a climate that is "just right," especially if you demand an optimal floral display. Nor is this the only drawback to the plant. Golden chain tree is relatively rare due to its fussiness and to various other problems to which it is susceptible. Still, its beauty makes it well worth trying if you have a climate conducive to growing it.