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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 broom rush broom
Spartium are broom-like deciduous shrubs with slender green stems bearing sparse, small simple leaves and fragrant pea-like yellow flowers in terminal racemes in summer and early autumn
S. junceum is a vigorous, medium-sized open shrub with erect green broom-like shoots bearing fragrant bright yellow flowers 2.5cm in length, in terminal racemes to 45cm in length
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
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 West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Thrives on poor, well-drained soils in exposed, sunny sites and can become leggy in sheltered positions. Good for coastal situations and chalk but is not fully hardy in the UK
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Wall-side Borders
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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