Cytisus × kewensis Bean

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Cytisus × kewensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cytisus/cytisus-x-kewensis/). Accessed 2020-02-28.

Genus

Glossary

hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
simple
(of a leaf) Unlobed or undivided.
standard petal
(in the flowers of some legumes) Large upper petal; also known as ‘vexillum’.
trifoliolate
With three leaflets.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cytisus × kewensis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cytisus/cytisus-x-kewensis/). Accessed 2020-02-28.

A low, deciduous, perfectly procumbent shrub less than 1 ft high, but sometimes 6 ft across. Leaves sometimes simple, but usually trifoliolate, downy. Flowers produced in May singly, or two or three together, at each joint of the previous year’s wood; they are each about 12 in. long, creamy white or pale sulphur-yellow, with a fine standard petal 12 in. across. Bot. Mag., n.s., t. 299.

A hybrid between C. ardoinii (seed-bearer) and C. multijlorus, raised at Kew in 1891. For growing on shelves of the rock garden few dwarf shrubs are more beautiful. The flowers are rather larger than those of C. × praecox, but otherwise very similar.


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