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Retama raetam

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Retama (re-TAM-uh) (Info)
Species: raetam

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Shrubs

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive albleroy On Aug 25, 2004, albleroy from Wavre/ greenhous +/- 2500 species, IA wrote:

Very attractif plant with an exiting perfume, attracts a lot of insects and flowers during, at least, 4 weeks. Is abondant in the lower zones of all the Canary Islands, especially on the south sloaps near the coasts. Up to 1100 meter high

Regional...

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

Richmond, California



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