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botanical name:
Spartium junceum
Spartium junceum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Spanish Broom
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: golden
stem/bark: dark green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Upright shrub with long slender, smooth green shoots and sparse narrow dark green leaves, hairy on the underside. Fragrant, bright golden-yellow pea-like flowers are freely produced continuously from early summer to early autumn.

cultivation:
Likes a hot, sunny, exposed location with well drained soil. Thrives in coastal situations and on chalky soils.
Prune in spring to encourage compact growth, but do not cut back into the old wood.

propagation:
From seed or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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