ARGYROCYTISUS battandieri

Commonly known as Moroccan broom, Pineapple broom

Grey silken leaves and clusters of bright yellow pineapple-scented flowers. Best on a wall
  • Deciduous
    3-palmate, silvery-grey leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Vigorous, upright tree-like shrub, spreading with age
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

ARGYROCYTISUS battandieri

 
Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£22.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Specimen £65.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Attractive to bees and other insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Gall mites, slugs if growing against a wall.
    Place of origin
    Morocco
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Flowers 1.5-2cm (½-¾in) long in dense, terminal, upright racemes to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
    Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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