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Silky woadwaxen is a lovely prostrate deciduous shrub from mountains and heathlands of Europe. A noninvasive cousin of the familiar tall brooms (Cytisus spp.), it bears stiff branches and smallish green leaves for a fine textured look. The stems scramble around stones and cascade gracefully off ledges, eventually covering an area many times their height. Their gray-green color is welcome in the winter garden. Growth rate is moderate. In mid-spring plants engulf themselves in masses of intense golden yellow pea-flowers. Small flat seed pods follow the flowers.
This sun-loving shrub is ideal for gardens in the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States, where its drought tolerance and adaptability to thin alkaline soils are valuable characteristics. Use it as a ground cover for sunny banks, or plant it where it can spill over a wall.
8 - 1
5 - 8
2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Full Sun, Partial Sun
1'-3' / 0.3m - 0.9m
3'-7' / 0.9m - 2.1m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Green, Tan, Brown
Green, Gray Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Groundcover, Rock Garden / Wall
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