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Commonly known as Spanish broom, Weaver's broom
DeciduousSparsely-leaved. Leaves to 3cm (1¼in) long.
Tall ShrubUpright 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 winterHardy 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)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowOlder specimens can be cut back to ground level in spring.Pests & DiseasesNone - except perhaps rabbits with young plants.Place of originSouthern Europe, Ukraine, Syria, Turkey, northern AfricaResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windswept
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(see photos above)Linear (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilLikes chalky soils and coastal conditions
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)