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Genista germanica - L.
                 
Common Name
Family Fabaceae or Leguminosae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets, poor pastures and heaths[100].
Range C. and W. Europe.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Genista germanica


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Genista germanica
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Physical Characteristics
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Genista germanica is a deciduous Shrub growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Jun to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid and very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms
G. villosa. Cytisus dalmaticus. Visiani.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Miscellany.

Formerly cultivated as a medicinal plant[1]. No further details.
Other Uses
Dye;  Miscellany.

A yellow dye is obtained from the plant[61].
Cultivation details
Easily grown in a light well-drained soil in a sunny position[1]. Plants grow very rank in rich soils[11]. Prefers a rather dry soil[11]. Succeeds in acid or basic soils[200]. Plants resent root disturbance and should be placed in their permanent positions as soon as possible[11]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[200].
Propagation
The seed requires a period of cold stratification and is best sown autumn in a cold frame. Pre-soak stored seed for 24 hours in warm water and sow February in a cold frame. Good germination[78]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 10 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Roots are formed in the spring[11]. Cuttings of ripe wood, 5 - 10 cm with a heel, September/October in a frame. Good percentage. Plant out the following autumn[78].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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