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 italica Lodd. ex G.Don

Fully-hardy evergreen shrub.  To 90cm.  [JD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.516/1843].


Genista italica Dod. (pempt. 761) is listed as a synonym of Spartium junceum L.  [Species Plantarum 2: 708. 1753].

Published Dec 21, 2009 - 04:25 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 12:03 PM

Family Fabaceae
Region of origin


Common Name

Italian broom

Name in the Camden Park Record

Genista Italica 

Confidence level medium