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Mount Etna Broom

Genista aetnensis

This large deciduous shrub or small tree of evergreen appearance has slender, arching green shoots and small, sparse leaves. In mid to ;late summer it produces an abundant quantity of flowers which are pea shaped, bright yellow and fragrant.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take semi hardwood cuttings.

Geography

Origin
Italy, Europe

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Fabaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
Strong

Problems

Can be attacked by aphids but generally disease free.

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