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Genista lydia

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Features

  • BloomsApril to August
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 1m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourGreen-blue shades

Description

Genista lydia. This species is mound-forming, it is a deciduous shrub and will reach 60-90cm tall and wide. It has arching branches and blue-green leaves. The flowers are bright yellow and pea-shaped they are produced in an abundance in early summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Banks, ground cover. Spring/Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

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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