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MT. AETNA BROOM
Genista aetnensis

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Photo Locations: UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Deciduous shrub.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to the Island of Sicily.

Family: Fabaceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 18 - 25 feet.

Width: 18 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Trifoliate, Medium to Light Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Pod, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Green, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 9 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Genista aetnensis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jan 22, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/genista-aetnensis >

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