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Genista tinctoria

Common Name(s):
Common woadwaxen, Dyer's greenwood
Category:
Groundcover
Height:
2-3 ft.
Hardiness:
4 to 7
Foliage:
0.5-1 in. alternate, simple, rich green leaves; stipules; vertical, slender stems with limited branching
Flower:
0.5-0.7 in. yellow flowers on erect, 1-3 in. racemes summer into fall
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; well-drained to dry soil with modest to low fertility
Size:
2-3 ft.; spread of 2-3 ft.
Texture:
Fine to medium
Form:
Spiky, twiggy spreading shrub
Growth Rate:
Slow
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 288

Genista tinctoria Genista tinctoria
Kentish Plumber, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Genista tinctoria Antennaria dioica - close up of flowers
Photo by Sarah Gregg, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0