Herb latin name: Calicotome villosa
Synonyms: Calicotome infesta
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of Calicotome villosa:Dry stony habitats in evergreen scrub near the coast. It is especially common in areas after woodland clearance.
Other uses of the herb:Plants can be used for low hedging.
Propagation of Calicotome villosa:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest pre-soaking the seed for 12 - 24 hours (by which time it should have swollen up) in warm water and sowing it in a greenhouse in early spring. Pot up the seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse, planting out in late spring or early summer in their permanent positions. Cuttings of half ripe wood, July/August in a frame. It is probably best to put each cutting in its own pot.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry stony habitats in evergreen scrub near the coast. It is especially common in areas after woodland clearance.
Medicinal use of Calicotome villosa:None known
Known hazards of Calicotome villosa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.