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CYTISUS 'Porlock'

Commonly known as Broom

(Genista 'Porlock') - scented yellow flowers, strong vigorous grower
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  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - 3-palmate leaves, 1-2cm (½-¾in) long.
  • Yellow
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - vigorous, arching shrub with upright shoots. Produces flowers, 2cm (¾in) long in terminal racemes.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. Genista 'Porlock'. Sometimes blooms in mild winters. Attractive to bees and other insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - gall mites, slugs if growing against a wall.
  • Place of origin - garden origin.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - very fragrant.
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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