Genista monspessulana
CAPE BROOM, MONTPELLIER BROOM
Fabaceae-Faboideae

 
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Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, second line salt wind, light frost
2.5m
Plant habit
 
3m

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Pruning: Remove half of the flowering wood to prevent seeding & remove the oldest branches to the base after flowering.

 
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Genista monspessulana
CAPE BROOM, MONTPELLIER BROOM
Fabaceae-Faboideae

 

  Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, second line salt wind, light frost
2.5m
Plant habit
 
3m

FEATURES

Flowers: yellow

Flowering Time: early spring, late winter


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean, dry style & coastal designs

Uses: formal screen, informal screen, formal hedge, topiary, standard, border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average



HAZARDS

Weed Potential: moist temperate, dry temperate areas






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