Cytisus battandieri Fabaceae
Pineapple Broom, Moroccan Broom SI-ti-sus ba-ton-dee-E-ree
- Deciduous shrub or small tree, 15 ft (5 m) tall, spreading with age to a width equaling height, pubescent branches. Leaves alternate, trifoliate (3 leaflets), silver-gray green, 4 cm wide and up to 10 cm long, pubescent. Flowers bright yellow, pea flower shape, 2 cm, pineapple-scented, in dense, upright cone-shaped clusters to 10 cm long; blooms in late spring-early summer.
- Sun. New shoots are produced from the base, remove old shoots as needed.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Native to Morocco. Introduced to the British nursery trade in about 1922. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1993.
- battandieri: after Jules Aimé Battandier; French botanist and authority on Algerian plants.