Genista species (Dwarf Broom)

This group of shrubs is also a member of the pea family, but less aggressive than their larger relatives (Cytisus). They perform best given full sun, gravelly dry soil and once-a-week watering. They do not transplant well so don’t attempt to move it once you have planted it in the garden. Not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.

  • Lydia — grows 2 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide; yellow flowers in June; groundcover
  • Pilosa — grows 1 ft. tall by 7 ft. wide; yellow flowers from May-June; groundcover
  • Tinctoria — grows 3 ft. tall by 3 ft. wide; golden yellow flowers in June (will re-bloom if sheared after first bloom)
Category:  Shrubs
Water Use:  Low
Sun Exposure:  Full Sun
Height x Spread:  1-3 ft. x 3-6 ft.
Native:  No
Color:  Yellow
Bees:  Yes
Birds:  No
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  No
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  No
Soil:  N/A
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time:  Spring