Spanish broom; Spartium junceum, Genista juncea is beautiful flowering bush!

Spanish broom Spartium junceum

This type of bush is a wild and native species in my garden. Few beautiful shrubs were preserved during land clearing.

Spartium junceum, synonymous Genista juncea is commonly known as Spanish broom. It is the bushy plant of the legume family. It is the only species in the genus Spartium. It can grow as a small tree to 2–4 m (7–13 ft) tall.

It likes to grow amongst rocks and in full places. It is hardy till zone UK 8. This plant cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Leaves are blue-green. It blooms yellow flowers with a diameter of 1-2 cm in the second half of spring. The flowers are numerous so that the hills covered with Spartium junceum for its blossoms take on a beautiful yellow color. If ingested, it is dangerous, all parts of a plant are poisonous.

Habitat is a Mediterranean region of southern Europe, southwest Asia, and North Africa. It is invasive species.
Broom is quite common in Dalmatia, and the name of the city of Split; my hometown, according to some theories, originates comes from the Greek name of this plant.

About propagation, the seed needs to soak 24 hours in hot water and sow February/March in a greenhouse.
After ripening, bursts plants can be, similar to hemp, used for the production of textile fibers.

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