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A picture of a Dyer's Greenweed

Dyer's Greenweed

Genista tinctoria

Also known as

Dyer's Broom, Woadwaxen, Dyeweed, Waxen woad, Dyer's greenwood

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Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1.25m

60cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Dyer's Greenweed Overview

This is a deciduous shrubby perennial, It will spread to form a mass of grey-green foliage with conical clusters of yellow, pea-like flowers, they will bloom for most of the spring and summer.

Common problems with Dyer's Greenweed

How to propagate Dyer's Greenweed

Seed

The seed should be soaked for 24 hours in warm water and then nicked before sowing.

Other uses of Dyer's Greenweed

Border, edging, rock garden

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