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Spartium junceum
Spanish Broom
Pot size: 9cm   Our online price: £5.90
You can order it as gift wrapped present (+£6.50)
bright yellow, pea-like flowers open in mass on the mature plant in early Summer available plant for sale - you will receive a similar plant a closer look of the foliage of the plant for sale habit of the mature plant full of flower in June a close look of the bright yellow flowers on the young stems the leaves are very small and often hardly visible but the stem is keeps its green colour for 2-3 ye

Common name in French:
Spartier jonc, Genêt d'Espagne, Ginèsta, Argelièr
Common name in German:
Pfriemenginster, Spanischer Ginster
Other common names:
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Family:
Leguminosae-Papilionoideae
Origin:
S-Europe, N-Africa, naturalised in S-Britain

Description:

Native of the Mediterranean region and Canary Islands, Spanish broom is an exotic looking evergreen shrub that can reach six to ten feet tall. The erect, bright green stems are rounded (rush-like) and mainly leafless (leaves are small, short-lived). The stems branch off at the top, ending with bright yellow flowering clusters on leafless racemes. The leaves are the same bright green color as the stems. The flowers are fragrant, and pea-shaped, approximately one inch long. The flowers grow in clusters at the branch ends, on stalks that can be 14-16 inches long. It can be grown on any soil except heavy clay. The plant has got a mediterranean effect, looks best against a brick wall. It is hardy to -10C but even if it is damaged by the frost, base of the stems grow back. A fast growing plant.


Plant growing type:
semi-evergreen
Habit:
upright medium shrub
Size when mature in m:
2-3m
Main feature (value):
stem colour and flower
Spring value:
leaf and flower
Summer value:
stem colour and leaf
Autumn value:
stem colour and leaf
Winter value:
colour of stem
Autumn coloration:
no coloration as this is an evergreen species (drops its old foliage continuously)
Flower colour:
Yellow
Fruit colour:
Brown
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Drought tolerance:
high
Optimum ph:
slightly alkaline (pH 7-8)
Preferred location:
full sun
Where to plant:
great in bottom of large rockeries, in sunny borders and near garden entrances
Pests and diseases:
this shrub is generally pest- and disease-free
Herbal usage:
The young herbaceous tips of flowering shoots are harvested in spring, generally in May. They can be used fresh or dried and are cardiotonic, cathartic, diureti
Edibility:
generally not used for cooking or eating
Toxicity to humans:
not known
Optimum growing conditions:
it will grow in almost any soil, it prefers full sun, it grows best in a hot dry spot

Height in cm:
30-40cm
Pot size:
9cm
Age in year:
2 (this shrub is grown from seed on our nursery)
Our online price:
£5.90

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