Ground covers, Shrubs
The various species are native to central, southern, and eastern Europe. Leaves are often small and short-lived. Green branches give these deciduous plants an evergreen look. Flowers are yellow (rarely white or pink) and sweet pea shaped.
Less aggressive than other brooms (see Cytisus); the species listed here are not invasive. Smaller kinds are attractive in rock gardens and bank plantings. These shrubs tolerate rocky or infertile soil. Need good drainage.Genista sagittalis
From southern and central Europe. Leafless. Rather rapid grower to 6 in. high and 3 ft. wide. Upright, flattened bright green branchlets. Stems are topped by golden blooms in late spring or early summer.
From southern and central Europe. Leafless. Rather rapid grower to 6 in. high and 3 ft. wide. Upright,...
Native to the mountains of central and southern Oregon, California, western Nevada; also to northern B...
Native to Turkey and Cyprus. Sprawling plant with grayish green leaves about 1 1/4 in. long; reaches 2...