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  • Lydian broom
  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Genista lydia

Lydian broom

RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £14.99
2 litre pot £14.99

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of golden yellow, lipped flowers appear on prickly, arching grey-green leaves in May and June among slender, blue-green leaves. This compact broom forms a natural dome shape, is drought resistant, and makes an ideal companion to Mediterranean-style plants, particularly those with silvery foliage. It will also thrive in a windswept environment. It performs best on a sunny site with poor to moderately fertile soil.

    Garden care: No regular pruning is required. Take out dead and diseased branches after flowering. Replace straggly specimens with new plants.