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Genista lydia (Broom)

Genista lydia (Broom)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading arching, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer early), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Genista lydia - Cultivation Notes

Genista is well suited to planting in hot dry areas, flourishing on poorer draughty soils such as sandy or chalky soils. Requiring full sun and protection from cold winds - Genista is well suited to coastal planting. Avoiding pruning if possible.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Genista lydia:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Genista lydia:

  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

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