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Spartium junceum 30-60cm

Spartium junceum 30-60cm

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Product Description

Spartium junceum, the Spanish Broom or Weaver's Broom, is a deciduous shrub native to the Mediterranean region and parts of North Africa. This plant is cherished for its vibrant yellow flowers and slender, green stems, which are covered with small, pinnately compound leaves. In the late spring to early summer, Spanish Broom produces a profusion of fragrant, bright yellow, pea-like flowers, creating a stunning display. The shrub's name, "Weaver's Broom," is derived from the traditional use of its stems in basket weaving. While it is prized for its ornamental value, it can become invasive in certain regions due to its prolific growth and adaptation to various soil conditions.

Cultivation:

  1. Location: Plant Spartium junceum in a location that receives full sun. It thrives in sunny conditions and may not bloom as prolifically in partial shade.

  2. Soil: These shrubs are highly adaptable to different soil types, including sandy, loamy, or clayey soils. They can tolerate slightly acidic to alkaline pH levels.

  3. Planting: Choose a well-drained site and plant Spanish Broom in the spring or fall when it is dormant. Space multiple shrubs at least 5 to 10 feet apart to provide adequate room for growth.

  4. Watering: These shrubs are drought-tolerant once established but benefit from regular watering during their establishment period.

  5. Fertilization: Spartium junceum generally does not require heavy fertilization. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied in the spring can promote healthy growth.

  6. Pruning: Pruning may be necessary to control the size and shape of the shrub. Be cautious when handling it, as the stems can be sharp.

  7. Pests and Diseases: Spanish Broom is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. Monitor for potential issues, but problems are not common.

  8. Invasive Potential: Be aware of the invasive nature of Spartium junceum and research local regulations and recommendations regarding its cultivation. In regions where it is invasive, it is often actively controlled or eradicated due to its negative impact on native ecosystems.

  9. Alternative Plants: In regions where Spanish Broom is considered invasive, consider planting native or non-invasive species instead to support local ecosystems.

Spartium junceum, the Spanish Broom or Weaver's Broom, is a beautiful shrub known for its vibrant yellow flowers. However, it can become invasive in certain regions, so it's essential to be cautious when cultivating it and to follow local guidelines and regulations to minimize its negative impact on native ecosystems.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 30-60cm

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