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botanical name:
Genista x spachiana
Genista x spachiana © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sweet Broom
synonyms:  Genista fragrans, Cytisus racemosus, Genista racemosa, Cytisus spachianus
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 2.40m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: brown & green
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
description:
Evergreen, vase-shaped shrub with arching branches and pinnate leaves of 3 oval green leaflets. Spikes of pea-like, fragrant yellow flowers in spring, followed by brown seed-pods.

cultivation:
Light, poor to moderately fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant.
Prune after flowering if required, by thinning and reducing stems by about a half.

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