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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.
DeciduousShrubs and occasionally trees
Additional FeaturesGood to knowSimilar to Cytisus. Grown for their small, pea-like flowers.Pests & DiseasesAphids.Place of originEurope, Mediterranean, western Asia.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsMedium to light, fertile, well drained soil
Buy Varieties of GENISTA
forms compact, spiny mound. Yellow, scented flowers
slender branches with golden yellow flowers. Low growing
(Genista Fragrans) (Cytisus Fragrans) - yellow flowers borne profusely, very sweetly scented