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Sweet broom   

Genista x spachiana

Sweet broom is a plant which belongs to the Genista genus. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Electric yellow, and produces a distinctive strong sweet scent.Leaves appear approximately as a   Kelly green colour. Sweet broom is categorised as a species of non-edible flower / none. Sweet broom normally grows to a bush-like habit. Try planting Sweet broom if you'd like to attract bees to your garden.

Sweet broom is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

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How to grow Sweet broom

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Remember to apply water fairly sparingly to Sweet broom. Keep in mind when planting that Sweet broom is thought of as hardy, so Sweet broom will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months.

See our list of companion Plants for Sweet broom to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Sweet broom from seed

Transplanting Sweet broom

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sweet broom is a hardy plant.

Common Sweet broom problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Sweet broom plants:

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How long does Sweet broom take to grow?

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