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Spartium junceum (Spanish Broom)

Spanish Broom, Rush Broom, Weaver's Broom


Filling the summer air with its terrific honey-vanilla scent, award-winner Spartium junceum (Spanish Broom) is a vigorous, medium-sized shrub which produces masses of large, bright yellow pea-like flowers, 1 in. long (2.5 cm) in summer. They are borne on flexible, erect, almost leafless, green broom-like stems and are followed by flat green seed pods. Forming a cheerful bush, this tough and showy Mediterranean native thrives on neglect and is particularly useful in poor, well-drained soils in exposed, sunny sites. It is however considered in several US states (such as California, Oregon, Hawaii) as a noxious weed because of its prolific seed production and aggressive replacement of native plants.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 6-10 ft. tall and wide (180-300 cm) but it is best kept compact.
  • Easily grown in poorwell-drained soils in full sun
  • Drought tolerant and deer resistant
  • Great for beds and borders, wall-side borderscoastal gardens, Mediterranean gardens.
  • Virtually disease and pest free.
  • Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in fall or spring
  • Ingestion may cause severe discomfort

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 12
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 12
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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