Genista lydia

Lydia Broom
Lydia Broom
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Plant Type



Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

1-2′ x 3-4′


Full sun


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time


Special Features

Ground Cover, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Spreading, Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

2B-6, 14-17

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderately slow-growing evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub to 1-2’ tall x 3-4’ wide. This nearly leafless species forms a dense spreading mound of arching stems clad with tiny medium-green leaves, and is prized for its spectacular display of sweet-pea-like, bright-yellow flowers that nearly cloak the entire plant in early-summer. Well-suited in mixed shrub borders, for slopes or hillsides, or as a mass planted groundcover in larger landscapes. Tolerates heat and poor soil, and requires little water once fully established, making it a fine selection for more arid applications. This grateful species requires very little maintenance and thrives in a full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 4A-9B
Sunset Zone: 2B-6, 14-17

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