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Cytisus canatiensis

Flowers March-April
Potting or re-potting time After flowering
Position in garden during summer Light shade
Potting Mixture 4

This lovely, bushy member of the pea family is a native of the Canary Islands, and is regularly sold by florists under the name of genista. The numerous, small leaves have 3 leaflets, and when the plant is in bloom it is covered with racemes of little, pea-shaped, yellow flowers.

After the plant has bloomed, it should be cut back severely, re-potted, and plunged in the garden until September. Return to the house and keep in dim light with only occasional watering until late January. Then give it sun and plenty of water to start active growth.