Botanical name: Cytisus battandieri 'Yellow Tail'
Other names: Pineapple broom 'Yellow Tail', Moroccan broom 'Yellow Tail'
Variety or Cultivar: 'Yellow Tail' _ 'Yellow Tail' is a vigorous, upright, tree-like, deciduous shrub with hairy, silver-green, palmate leaves and erect clusters of fragrant, deep yellow flowers in early to midsummer.
Cytisus battandieri 'Yellow Tail' is: Deciduous
Flower: Yellow in Summer
Foliage: Grey-green in Summer
Fragrance: Flowers are pineapple scented.
Toxicity: All parts (including the seeds) may cause mild stomach upset if eaten.
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Cytisus battandieri 'Yellow Tail' (Pineapple broom 'Yellow Tail') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Wallside and trellises
Cultivation: Grows in any good soil (will also tolerate poor acidic soils) in full sun. Will need wall protection in cold areas.
Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, East, West
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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I planted a pineapple bush against a wall last summer, it was 3.5 ft tall at the time. It is now 7.5ft with only the main branch and a couple of offshoot branches which are very thin. - it had these when i bought it.
I fed it in the summer but it doesnt seem to be bushing out at all, it just gets taller and stringier.
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