Genista racemosa      
Cytisus spachianus      
Sweet broom    
Fabaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Genista racemosa
young specimen of Genista racemosa
Form: vase-shaped shrub
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 6 ft tall with equal spread
Leaves: green, compound with 3 leaflets
Flowers: yellow, pea-like, on spikes at ends of branches; bloom in early spring
Fruit: 1in long brown seed pods
Range/Origin: Canary islands
Hardiness: to 15°F



Research by Master Gardener Toni Moore


also known as Canary Island broom
Both botanical names in common usage
Sweet broom flowers
flower and leaf detail

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