Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Genista canariensis L. var. atleyanus

See Genista canariensis L. for a description of the species.  IPNI relates Cytisus atleyanus Hort. ex K.Koch to Cytisus canariensis, with the additional note decumbens, suggesting a prostrate form but I have been unable to confirm this.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Seed ordered from Warner & Warner, Seedsmen and Florists, Cornhill, on 12th April 1846.  [MP A2933-1, p.131].  Described in the advertisement (The Gardener’s Chronicle 12.4.1845) as new and splendid.


Published Dec 16, 2009 - 05:03 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 12:04 PM

Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

Spain and the Canary Islands

  • Cytisus atleyanus Hort. ex K.Koch
Common Name

Canary broom

Name in the Camden Park Record

Cytisus Atleeana 

Confidence level medium