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Genista aetnensis (Mount Etna broom)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
8m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Genista aetnensis

Other names

Mount Etna broom

Genus

Genista Genista

Species

G. aetnensis - G. aetnensis is a large shrub or small tree forming easy, masses of yellow flowers in late summer.


Genista aetnensis is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Arching, Large weeping, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Do not prune hard as will not rejuvenate.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Genista aetnensis (Mount Etna broom) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Genista aetnensis

Other names

Mount Etna broom

Genus

Genista Genista

Species

G. aetnensis - G. aetnensis is a large shrub or small tree forming easy, masses of yellow flowers in late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Arching, Large weeping, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Do not prune hard as will not rejuvenate.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Genista aetnensis (Mount Etna broom) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow 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

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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