A member of the Broom family, Genista ‘Lydia’ is a wonderful low growing dwarf deciduous shrub with spreading, arching stems.
The compact nature makes ‘Lydia’ perfect for growing at the front of a border or in a rockery where it is perfect for filling in the gaps between other plants and helping to keep weeds at bay.
Also known as the Lydian Broom, the stems are covered in fabulous, lightly scented sunshine yellow flowers during May and June, attracting bees and other pollinating insects, a stunning sight. Its compact nature makes it a superb plant for filling in gaps in border planting and wonderful in rockeries, and it’s great grown in pots too!
Brooms are naturally found growing on heaths, and as such they’re perfectly suited to growing on windy, cold and exposed sites, especially coastal gardens where they will thrive. They’re resistant to drought and grow well in dry, relatively poor sandy conditions.
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting, growing to 50cm (20in) in height and spreading 1m (3ft).
Planting Advice for Genista