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A picture of a Hairy Greenweed

Hairy Greenweed

Genista pilosa

Also known as

Hairy greenwood

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1.2m

20cm

Min

70cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Hairy Greenweed Overview

This is a deciduous prostrate to upright species growing about 40cm high. It will bear small narrow, lance-shaped dark green leaves with a silky undersurface and profuse small yellow pea-shaped blooms in the early summer.

Common problems with Hairy Greenweed

How to propagate Hairy Greenweed

Cuttings

You can propagate the species by softwood or basal cuttings in the summer. Seed in the autumn, selected forms by softwood cuttings only in summer.

Seed

Special features of Hairy Greenweed

Ground cover

Other uses of Hairy Greenweed

Banks