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A picture of a Mount Etna Broom

Mount Etna Broom

Genista aetnensis

Also known as

Mt. Etna Broom

Genista aetnensis Etna by Pancrat (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

6a-9b

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

Mount Etna Broom Overview

This large deciduous shrub or small tree of evergreen appearance has slender, arching green shoots and small, sparse leaves. In mid to ;late summer it produces an abundant quantity of flowers which are pea shaped, bright yellow and fragrant.

Common problems with Mount Etna Broom

How to harvest Mount Etna Broom

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Mount Etna Broom

Seed

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings.

Other uses of Mount Etna Broom

Specimen, borders. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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