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Genista Genus

Broom

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Genista genus (Broom). This genus will consists of about 90 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs but rarely trees. They are grown for their profuse small, fragrant pea-like flowers.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrants

Other common names

Woadwaxen

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Grown for their mass of small, pea-like flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy, and will grow well in full sun and not over rich, well drained soil. Resents being transplanted.

Propagation

You can propagate the species by softwood or basal cuttings in the summer or by seed in the autumn, selected forms by softwood cuttings only in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids.

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