Genista lydia

Genista lydia
Genista lydia 
broom
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.3-0.5m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS yellow
BLOOMING TIME May - June
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Broom is not a kind name for a beautiful shrub like this genista. Truth is, however, that its tine leaves are less obvious for its numerous, slender, arching branches which might look a little disorganized but still not broomy.

Genista produces masses of bright yellow to golden yellow flowers in May and June. Its arching branches look best if placed above a short fence or in a large rockery. It grows about 50 cm tall and twice as wide, and makes a perfect contrast with shrubs of slender, columnar habit or upright growing perennials.

Genista likes well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil and full sun. It comes from Balkan and is hardy to about -25°C (USDA zone 6).

Last update 13-02-2012
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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