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Cytisus battandierii
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Cytisus battandierii


Description: Cytisus battandierii also known as Moroccan or Pineapple Boom is a medium-sized semi-evergreen tree with trifoliate silvery-grey leaves which are very silky when young. Its common name ‘Pineapple Tree’ comes from the pineapple scent of the large upright deep yellow pea-like flowers which appear in June, bearing a potent fragrance reminiscent of pineapples. The scent of the flowers is somewhat irresistible to bees and you will find them buzzing around the flowers over summer. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Cytisus Growing Tips: Best grown in well-drained soils in full sun and can be located in an open but not exposed situation. All parts (including the seeds) may cause mild stomach upset if eaten.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Silver Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Fast growth rate Fast growth rate
Flowering month - July Flowering month - July
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Evergreen Evergreen
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Needs full sun Needs full sun
Replacement prune Replacement prune