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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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.

  • Deciduous
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full sun
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for the fragrant pea-loke flowers on rich dark-green stems.
  • Pests & Diseases - none - except perhaps rabbits with young plants!
  • Place of origin - Mediterranean
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - likes chalky soils and coastal conditions

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Commonly known as: Spanish broom, Weaver's broom.
Bright yellow flowers
individually £13.50 each, 3+ £11.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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