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Plant Species of the genus Argyrocytisus

Information about this genus
Name: Argyrocytisus
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Left alone, this species can become rather spindly, though it bushes up if trimmed regularly. An alternative is to grow it as an espalier. It is quite hardy and prefers a gritty, well-drained soil in full sun. Propagate by seed or half-hardened late summer and autumn cuttings.
Description: This is a monotypic genus with its sole species being an evergreen shrub native to the Rif and Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The name Argyrocytisus is a combination of argyros (silver) and Cytisus (the genus in which the plant was previously included). It refers to the silvery foliage, which derives its coloration from its dense covering of fine silvery hairs that are somewhat reflective, giving the plant a metallic sheen. Spikes of bright golden yellow flowers open in late spring and early summer.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Argyrocytisus battandieri 7-9

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