Originating from Southern Europe, Genista hispanica (Spanish Broom) is a cold hardy plant for USDA Zones 7-9. This plant prefers full sun exposure for light and warmth, as well as being planted in well-drained soils. Given the right soil and environment, this perennial shrub requires moderate watering, as it is not drought tolerant, and should be irrigated every week or two.
The bright yellow or orange flowers of Genista hispanica are a sight to behold and make them a popular choice in gardens, around patios and deck areas. They provide a luminous display in the spring season and can be used as a natural fence or hedge.
Genista hispanica are relatively low-maintenance as they are evergreen and don't require a lot of pruning, though they may need to be cut back if they become too large.
In colder climates and for planting in a pot, Genista hispanica may need a little extra care. Protect your Spanish Broom from cold conditions
One of the plants that will give your outdoor space an eye-catching look and stand cold temperatures, Genista hispanica will make your garden look delightful in the spring and summer. If you are looking for a reliable, low-maintenance shrub, this one is definitely worth considering.