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Commonly known as Broom
Closely related to the other brooms, Genista and Cytisus and has become invasive in Mediterranean climates where it has been introduced.
Genus of a single species of deciduous shrub occurring in dry places, open woodland and on roadsides mainly in the Mediterranean region including Portugal.
It has the ability to photosynthesise through its green shoots so does not require abundant foliage. Seeds are scattered when the pods explode.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for the fragrant pea-loke flowers on rich dark-green stems.Pests & DiseasesNone - except perhaps rabbits with young plants!Place of originMediterraneanResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilLikes chalky soils and coastal conditions
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)
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bright yellow flowers