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Genista 'Porlock' (Broom 'Porlock')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Genista 'Porlock'

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

Genus: Genista 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)

How to care

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Specific pests: Aphids 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 read more...


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name: Genista 'Porlock'

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

Genus: Genista 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)

Watch out for

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 read more...


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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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genista porlock

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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