Plants by mail order since 1984, over 4100 plants online today!

Menu

My Burncoose

Search

0

Basket

Due to very high order volumes, there is an order limiting system in place at present. At present orders are taking a week to process. Please be aware that courier deliveries can be delayed, due to high volumes.

GENISTA hispanica

Commonly known as Spanish gorse

Forms compact, spiny mound. Yellow, scented flowers
Further Reading....

 

  • Deciduous - ovate-oblong leaves, hairy or silky beneath only on flowering branches
  • Yellow
  • Height - 75cm (30in)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - dense, mound-forming, shrub.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids.
  • Place of origin - southwestern Europe.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - almost terminal racemes, 2.5cm (1in) across of 2-12 flowers 1cm (½in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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 - will not regrow from old wood
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil -
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Genista - Growing Guide
75cm (30in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

Useful extras...

Share this page

Twitter Facebook Digg
Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Order the 2021 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation
Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Fax: +44 (0) 1209 860011 Email: info@burncoose.co.uk
© Burncoose Nurseries 1997 - 2021      Website by Forgecom
All plant pictures are copyright © Burncoose Nurseries unless otherwise stated.
No rights are given to download any of our pictures and use them (for personal or professional use) without our consent.