AWARD

SPARTIUM junceum

Commonly known as Spanish broom, Weaver's broom

Bright yellow flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Sparsely-leaved. 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

SPARTIUM junceum

 

 

  • 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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Likes chalky soils and coastal conditions
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
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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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