Woadwaxen
Genista lydia

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Genista (jih-NIS-tuh) (Info)
Species: lydia (LID-ee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Hesperia, California

Delta, Colorado

Monument, Colorado

Cordele, Georgia

Taylorsville, Kentucky

Greenville, Michigan

Sparks, Nevada

Port Washington, New York

Bend, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Monroe, Utah

South Hill, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 20, 2008, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

A very charming plant of good vigor and compact size. I don't understand why it is not more widely grown here.

Positive

On Aug 4, 2003, starshine from Bend, OR (Zone 6a) wrote:

This shrub is like a small water fountain of flowers when it blooms, it requires some trimming to keep it in it's space, but little maintainance otherwise. It is drought tolerant, and does well in full to part shade environments. Easy to grow, and wonderful to keep.

Neutral

On Dec 15, 2001, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a deciduous-evergreen shrub that gets about 2 ft. high.It's a spreading,mounded plant often used as a ground cover.The bright yellow flowers appear in late spring or early summer.The leaves are small and narrow on short arching stems. Prefers full sun and well drained infertile soil.Prune after flowering.They are not found often in the United States.They are mostly grown in Europe.