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Genista

Genista spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

2m

60cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Genista Overview

A genus of 125 accepted species of deciduous, often spiny shrubs and small trees in the Fabaceae (Fabaceae) family of legumes, peas and beans. They are native to Europe and Western Asia where they are found in open moorland and pasture habitats. They have simple, brush-like or trifoliate leaves and pea-like yellow flowers. Some members are commonly known as broom, and they are cultivated as mediterranean or gravel-garden specimens.

Common problems with Genista

How to propagate Genista

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

Other uses of Genista

Grown for their mass of small, pea-like flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.