AWARD

GENISTA lydia

Slender branches with golden yellow flowers. Low growing
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Small leaves less than 10mm (½in) long
  • Yellow
    Golden yellow
  • Height
    60cm (24in)
  • Spread
    1m (3ft)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Domed shrub with slender, arching, grey-green, prickle-tipped branches. Produces a profusion of small flowers.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

GENISTA lydia

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids.
    Place of origin
    Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Short racemes, 5cm (2in) long of flowers 1cm (½in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Suitable for open site, slightly back from the sea
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Blue
    Blue-green
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
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60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (3ft)
 

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