Botanical name: Genista 'Porlock'
Other names: Broom 'Porlock', Cytisus 'Porlock'
Variety or Cultivar: 'Porlock' _ 'Porlock' is a semi-evergreen, mid-sized shrub with small, green leaves and fragrant, bright-yellow flowers in spring.
Genista 'Porlock' is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Bright-yellow in Spring
Foliage: Green in All seasons
Fragrance: Flowers are fragrant.
Habit: Arching, Bushy
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Specific pests: Aphids
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Pruning: Do not prune hard as will not rejuvenate from old wood.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Genista 'Porlock' (Broom 'Porlock') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean
Cultivation: Plant in poor but well-drained soil in full sun.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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All of the leaves have fallen off my genista porlock, which I bought and planted last spring around May. They bloomed lovely in the weeks and months ahead, but shed their leaves toward the end of a bitter cold winter. Will they bloom agaim or has the winter killed them? I'm a little concerned, as I see other planets blooming around this time of year, but not a single leaf has returned on my genista porlock. They are still bendy, though... which suggests they still contain water, but I expected they should have bloomed again over the last few weeks
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