Genista maderensis (Webb & Berth.) Lowe

Frost-tender evergreen shrub or small tree with silvery young branches, trifoliate leaves and short terminal racemes of up to 12, fragrant, golden-yellow, pea-like flowers.  To 6m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.517/1850].  Naturalised in localised areas in the Sydney region.  [Beadle].


See also Cytisus racemosus Hort ex Marnock which may possibly be the same plant.

Published Dec 16, 2009 - 02:35 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 12:04 PM

More details about Genista maderensis (Webb & Berth.) Lowe
Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

Canary Islands

  • Cytisus maderensis (Webb) A.Chev.
  • Teline maderensis Webb & Berth. 
Common Name

Madeira Dyer?s Greenwood

Name in the Camden Park Record

Genista racemosa 

Confidence level low