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SPARTIUM junceum

Commonly known as Spanish broom, Weaver's broom

Bright yellow flowers
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - sparsely-leaved. Linear-oblong to narrowly lance-shaped leaves to 3cm (1¼in) long.
  • Yellow - bright yellow
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright shrub with slender, dark-green shoots. Produces flowers to 2.5cm (1in) long in profusion followed by flattened, dark-brown seed pods to 8cm (3in) long.
  • 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
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - older specimens can be cut back to ground level in spring.
  • Pests & Diseases - none - except perhaps rabbits with young plants.
  • Place of origin - southern Europe, Ukraine, Syria, Turkey, northern Africa
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - likes chalky soils and coastal conditions
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Spartium junceum - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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