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 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

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