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botanical name:
Argyrocytisus battandieri
Argyrocytisus battandieri © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pineapple broom, Maroccan broom
synonyms:  Cytisus battandieri, Cytisus battandierii
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 5.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Vigorous, upright large shrub or may grow as a small tree. Silky, silver grey-green trifoliate leaves. Pineapple-scented bright yellow flowerheads in mid and late summer.

cultivation:
Thrives in poor, very well-drained, even dry, soil in full sun. However it is not very hardy in Northern Europe and needs a sheltered position, against a south-facing wall is ideal.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings

usage:
Good trained against a sunny wall.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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