Ornamental shrub used in garden centres, banks, rocky slopes and flowerbeds. Medicinal properties. Its wood is used to make furniture, tools and in building trade. It has stimulating, diuretic properties and it cures oedema. In Galicia (Spain) branches of this broom are placed on the entrance door of the houses to chase witches away.
A 2m tall shrub easily identifiable because of its big yellow papilionaceous flowers. Very showy and dense blooming. Prefers limestone, cool and deep soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.
|Climate Zone||Mediterranean, Temperate areas|
|Hardiness||Drought resistant, Hardy|
|Height of plant||Plug: 40/60cm - 1.2 Litre Plug: 20/30cm|
|Plant use||Clump, Edges, Game-covers, Gardening, Greencover, Hedge, Honey producing plant, Low hedge, Low maintenance garden, Medicinal, Restoration|
|Soil - Ph||Acid|
|Soil - Type||Sand|
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