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Genista canariensis (Florist's genista)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Genista canariensis

Other names

Florist's genista, Fountain of gold, Florist's broom, Cytisus canariensis, Genista fragrans

Genus

Genista Genista

Variety or Cultivar


Genista canariensis is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flower is fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Bright-yellow in Spring; Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

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 from old wood.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Genista canariensis (Florist's genista) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Will thrive in poor acid soil. Can tolerate lime but may become chlorotic. Provide shelter from cold drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Genista canariensis

Other names

Florist's genista, Fountain of gold, Florist's broom, Cytisus canariensis, Genista fragrans

Genus

Genista Genista

Variety or Cultivar

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flower is fragrant.

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Spring; Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Do not prune hard as will not rejuvenate from old wood.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Genista canariensis (Florist's genista) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Will thrive in poor acid soil. Can tolerate lime but may become chlorotic. Provide shelter from cold drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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