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Genista hystrix

Classification

Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Genista
                        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 Specimen plant Rock gardens

Zones: 8?10

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

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