May 29, 2023
Genista pilosa

Genista pilosa

Genista pilosa is part of the Fabaceae family of plants. It is also known as the Hairy Greenweed, Creeping Broom, Hairy broom ‘Procumbens’, Silkyleaf Broom, or Silkyleaf Woadwaxen. It is native to Europe. It is usually found in dry and sandy or stony landscapes. It grows to about 45cm or 18 in. It is an evergreen perennial shrub.

However, it could be deciduous in colder climates. It has narrow obovate foliate on the shoots. The fragrant, pea-like flowers are bright yellow appearing on terminal racemes. Genista pilosa usually flowers profusely. Genista pilosa flowers in late spring and early summer.

Genista pilosa
Genista pilosa

Grow Genista pilosa in the sun or partial shade. It tolerates most types of soils, but ideally plant it in moderately fertile and well-drained soil. Water well during growing seasons and dry when dormant. Genista pilosa is generally disease-free and pest-free. No pruning necessary. Propagate Genista pilosa by seed or semi-ripe cuttings.

Genista pilosa
Genista pilosa

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