SelecTree: Tree Detail
MT. AETNA BROOM
Photo Locations: UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to the Island of Sicily.
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
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Genista aetnensis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/genista-aetnensis >