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Commonly known as Broom
The vivid, golden-yellow Broom of late spring, relishing poor acidic soils and coping with windy, coastal sites.
Genus of about 60 species, similar to Genista, of deciduous to evergreen shrubs, rarely small trees, from Europe, western Asia and northern Africa.
The UK native common Broom (C. scoparius), sometimes known as Scotch broom may have been the emblem of the Plantagenet kings from Henry II, when brooms were known by the latin planta genista.
Good to know - grown for their abundant, sometimes very fragrant, pea-like flowers.
Pests & Diseases - gall mites.
Place of Origin - Europe, western Asia, northern Africa.
Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Fertile well drained soil
Full sun - shelter less hardy species from cold, drying winds
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.