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Cytisus battandieri

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Pineapple Broom

Unusual looking large yellow scented flowers

A colourful shrub with a delicious pineapple fragrance and silky grey-green leaves. During June and July pea-like, deep-yellow flowers appear that attract bees and butterflies and other pollinating insects to the garden.

Where?

It is perfect for growing in small gardens and near a path or patio to appreciate the summer fragrance. Grow in full sun for the best flowers.

How?

For great results plant in any well-drained soil and avoid moving once established.

Cytisus battendieri was seen in Morocco.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 400 cm - 500 cm
Plant width 330 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 150 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From February to September