Ornamental shrub for landscaping, hedges or rockery. Time ago its flowers were used to dye wooly fabrics. From the wood furnitures and tools are made.
Deciduous thorny shrub of 2m tall with yellow clustered flowers. Small hairy leaves. It prefers stony, fresh soils with lime. It is found on sandstone soils, in garrigues and oak groves.
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.