Cytisus battandierii Cytisus

Cytisus

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

Attributes

  • Drought tolerant
  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Leaf colour: Green/ Silver
  • Flowering month: July
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • S Size: Small
  • Scented flowers
  • Replacement prune
  • Prefers full sun

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