AWARD

CYTISUS 'Porlock'

Commonly known as Broom

(Genista 'Porlock') - scented yellow flowers, strong vigorous grower
Further Reading....
  • 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

CYTISUS 'Porlock'

 

 

  • 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
    Suitable for open site, slightly back from the sea
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Very fragrant.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • 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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