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Adenocarpus viscosus

Sticky Broom

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow orange
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Adenocarpus viscosus (Sticky Broom). This is a semi-evergreen arching shrub with erect then spreading branches covered with tri-palmate, stalkless, grey-green leaves with narrow leaflets up to 1cm long. In late spring it bears orange-yellow flowers in terminal racemes up to 6cms in length.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Codeso del monte

Origin

Canary Islands

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are frost to half-hardy and will require full sun and well drained soil. They will grow well against a south or west facing wall.

Propagation

Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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