...said the visitor, “Broom isn't a climber, surely? It grows on heaths, doesn't it?” Yes it does - but in certain circumstances, and with certain species, it…
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.
Grown for their mass of small, pea-like flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.
They are fully to half hardy, and will grow well in full sun and not over rich, well drained soil. Resents being transplanted.
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.
Prone to aphids.
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