Wellington Fields Allotments - Hixon.
Cytisus Battandieri - Pineapple or Moroccan Broom.
commonly known as the Pineapple Broom, because its flowers are highly
scented of Pineapple and are reminiscent of those of Broom, is also
known as the Moroccan Broom due to the fact that is its natural home. It
has silvery, greyish leaves and is a small, slow growing tree reaching
only 4 metres, or so, making it ideal for the average back garden. This
tree is semi evergreen only losing its leaves in a cold winter. Cytisus
Banttandieri likes a sunny, well drained spot and is fairly drought
resistant , but may really suffer if the soil gets waterlogged in Winter
months. As with many flowering plants, pruning should be carried out
only after the very pretty, yellow flowers, that are held erect in 6
inches clusters, or racemes, have finished. This tough little tree has
few problems, or pests other than gall mites, that might infect it.