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Genista 'Porlock' (Broom 'Porlock')

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Maintenance level
1 hour care
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Ultimate height
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Ultimate spread
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Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Genista 'Porlock'

Other names: Broom 'Porlock', Cytisus 'Porlock'

Genus: Genista

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)

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Specific pests: Aphids

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning: Do not prune hard as will not rejuvenate from old wood.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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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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