Easter broom (Genista × spachiana)
Easter broom (Genista × spachiana) is a conservatory or greenhouse grown type of plant that can grow 3m – 8m tall and 1.5m – 3m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Easter broom (Genista × spachiana).
This plant is commonly known as Easter broom.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Easter broom
Scientific name: Genista × spachiana
Plant type: Conservatory & Greenhouse, Houseplants, Shrubs
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 1.5m – 3m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Wall-side Borders
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Easter broom (Genista × spachiana), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Easter broom (Genista × spachiana) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Genista × spachiana likes to grow in well drained soil.
Easter broom (Genista × spachiana) should be grown in full sun places.