Cytisus battandieri
  • Cytisus battandieri

Cytisus battandieri


(Pineapple Broom) A handsome small tree most suited to a hot and sunny garden, Cytisus battandieri has masses of bright yellow, scented flowers in the summer once established.

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A beautiful plant introduced to the UK from Morocco in the early 1920's, Cytisus battandieri has pineapple-coloured and scented flowers produced in conical clusters in midsummer. The leaves are a delicate silver-grey and have a lovely silky texture.

An excellent, upright plant for growing against a sunny wall and fence and best planted in an often used area of the garden, where the strongly scented flowers can be enjoyed in summer.

  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Cytisus battandieri will grow best in a hot spot and requires shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: July.
  • Flower Colour: Bright yellow
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Slightly spindly as a young plant, Cytisus battandieri will grow to be a large shrub or eventually a small, spreading tree.
    • Height: 4 m (13 ft).
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft).
  • Notes: This plant is also known as Argyrocytisus battandieri.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall), Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Leaf Colour - Blue/Silver, Scented

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