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. ramosissimus

See Genista canariensis L. for a description of the type.  The variety ramosissimus has shorter and more numerous racemes and the leaflets are smaller and smoother above [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1857 catalogue as Cytisus ramosissimus [T.367/1857].


Cytisus ramosissimus Ten. (1831) = Cytisus spinescens Sieber

Published Dec 16, 2009 - 03:26 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 12:04 PM

Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

Spain and the Canary Islands

Common Name

Canary broom

Name in the Camden Park Record

Cytisus ramosissimus

Confidence level high