Argyrocytisus battandieri

Argyrocytisus battandieri

Moroccan broom

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Argyrocytisus battandieri
  • Common name: Moroccan broom
  • Plant type: Shrub

Height: 4m

Spread: 4m

  • Features: Flowers, Scented flowers

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Argyrocytisus battandieri is a tall Moroccan shrub or small tree, which was introduced as recently as 1922. It's best grown with some shelter from cold winds and in full sun, and makes an excellent wall shrub, where its silky grey-green foliage, delicate and laburnum-like, looks effective against brickwork and can reach 5.5m. Its golden pea-shaped flowers are gathered in large upright cones, and have a strong scent of pineapples. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Argyrocytisus battandieri in well-drained, acidic soil in full sun. Established plants dislike disturbance.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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