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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

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Arching, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Bright-yellow in Spring

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 '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.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Arching, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Spring

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 '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… read more

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