I managed a private farm in San Diego which grew Genista as a 6 to 7 foot tree. Once it bloomed we pruned branches to sell at flower market. the scent of the flower is exquisite and highly sought after.
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
Electric yellow flowers in late spring. Great en masse for the spring garden. Little care is needed but may be trimmed after flowering. Excellent texture. Deer resistant. Drought and heat tolerant.Heat TolerantDrought TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 InchesSpacing:24 InchesSpread:12 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:YellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Mid SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Groundcover, container, mass planting, border, rock gardens, to cascade over a wall. This is a very interesting addition to perennial gardens or along the edge of mixed borders. It has a fantastic texture even when not in bloom.Maintenance Notes:
Prune to shape after flowering. You may need to trim back some branches with tip die-back after harsh winters. Once established, survives in drought and heat very well.
Drought-tolerant color and texture!
A floriferous, low mounding selection of Genista that produces waves of electric yellow flowers in spring. Improved branching and texture make this a wonderful plant for containers and for mass plantings. Bangle has an interesting texture and is incredibly showy in the landscapes, especially when in bloom.Bangle® Genista lydia 'Select'
René A RodríguezWashingtonUnited States1 year ago
I managed a private farm in San Diego which grew Genista as a 6 to 7 foot tree. Once it bloomed we pruned branches to sell at flower market. the scent of the flower is exquisite and highly sought after.René A RodríguezWashingtonUnited States1 year ago
It is beautiful when blooming and the foliage continues to be beautiful all season, even when the summer is very hot and dry. It is an interesting plant all season long.Carole ProhaskaPennsylvaniaUnited States8 years ago
Nice little boarder and specimen plant. Very pretty in flower.B's GardenMissouriUnited States8 years ago