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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Spanish gorse Spanish furze
Genista are deciduous, sometimes spiny, shrubs or small trees with small, simple or trifoliate leaves and solitary, racemose or clustered, pea-like yellow flowers which are sometimes fragrant
G. hispanica is a spiny, gorse-like deciduous shrub with green stems and spines and leafy flowering shoots bearing terminal clusters of bright yellow flowers 12mm long in late spring and early summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in poor but well-drained soil in full sun
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1. Will not tolerate hard pruning. New growth will not rejuvenate from old wood
Pests Prone to aphids
Generally disease free
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