Native of the Mediterranean region and Canary Islands, the Spanish broom is an exotic looking evergreen shrub that can reach 6-10ft tall. The erect, bright green stems are rounded (rush-like) and mainly leafless (leaves are small, short-lived). The stems branch off at the top, ending with bright yellow flowering clusters on leafless racemes. The leaves are the same bright green color as the stems. The flowers are fragrant and pea-shaped, growing in clusters at the end of the branch ends. The flowers can reach up to approximately 1inch long and the stalks can be 14-16 inches long. It can be grown on any soil but heavy clay. The plant has got a Mediterranean effect, looking best against a brick wall. It is hardy to -10C but even if bitten by the frost, the base of the stems grow back. A fast growing plant.
|Flower||late Spring to late Summer|
|Soil type||COMING SOON|
|Rate of growth||fast|
|Height and spread||COMING SOON|
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