Specie: Genista hystrix
Planting Season: Deciduous
Height at Maturity: 5 ft (1.5 m)
Cultivation: Well-drained soil
Features: Spine-tipped branches; tiny leaves; yellow flowers in spring
Uses: Shrub borders
Description: Native to northern Spain and Portugal, this is an erect shrub to 5 ft (1.5 m) tall with spine-tipped branches and tiny simple leaves. In spring it bears short terminal spikes of 1?2 in (12 mm) long yellow flowers. The specific name is Latin for hedgehog.
Growth Habit: Erect habit