Spanish Broom
Genista hispanica

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Genista (jih-NIS-tuh) (Info)
Species: hispanica (his-PAN-ih-kuh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

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

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

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

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

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

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Prescott, Arizona

Madera, California

Merced, California

Eastham, Massachusetts

Albuquerque, New Mexico (3 reports)

La Luz, New Mexico

Roswell, New Mexico

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Apr 26, 2008, cactuspatch from Alamogordo, NM (Zone 7b) wrote:

I am highly allergic to this plant, it has a strong nasty smell and it is very annoying that I because my neighbors planted them, I have to wear a mask in my rose garden and miss the lovely smell of my roses. Consider how scents will affect you and others before planting something like this.

Neutral

On Oct 22, 2004, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

While the presence of ths shrub during bloom is spectacular, it can become out of control and larger than life, requiring constant pruning to prevent it from taking over an area.