GENISTA

The familiar vivid-yellow, pea-like flowers of broom.

Genus, similar to Cytisus, of about 90 species of mainly deciduous, sometimes spiny shrubs and occasionally trees found in habitats ranging from pasture and moorland to cliffs and rocky places in Europe, the Mediterranean and western Asia.

UK natives are the rare petty whin, G. anglica, more common in Scotland, and G. tinctoria, dyer's greenweed from rough pasture mainly in the south of England.

A third, G. pilosa, hairy greenweed is a rare species found in Wales and west and south Cornwall.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Shrubs and occasionally trees
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Similar to Cytisus. Grown for their small, pea-like flowers.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids.
    Place of origin
    Europe, Mediterranean, western Asia.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil

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GENISTA hispanica

GENISTA hispanica

Spanish gorse

forms compact, spiny mound. Yellow, scented flowers

 
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GENISTA lydia

GENISTA lydia

slender branches with golden yellow flowers. Low growing

 
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GENISTA x spachiana

GENISTA x spachiana

Easter broom

(Genista Fragrans) (Cytisus Fragrans) - yellow flowers borne profusely, very sweetly scented

 
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