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Dyer's Greenweed
Scientific Name: Genista tinctoria L.
Family: Fabaceae
Dyer's Greenweed (Genista  tinctoria)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 350.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun, need at least part sun to bloom

Origin: Europe to Siberia

Growth Habits: Small deciduous shrubby plant, up to 6 feet tall (1.8 m); simple, narrow, pointed leaves, up to 2 inches long (5 cm), slightly pubescent on the bottom

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Seeds in spring, cuttings in summer

'Royal Gold' - Golden-yellow flowers in conical panicles, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm)
'Flore Pleno' - dwarf with double flowers

Cultural Practices:
This Genista can be trimmed severely in the fall, since the flowers form on new growth.

Blooming Habits:
Golden-yellow pea flowers in summer, in clusters at the tips of the current season's growth.

Fruiting Habits:

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