Genista Bangle
Genista 'Bangle' photo courtesy of Proven Winners

Spanish Gorse

Genista 'Bangle' is a free flowering, low mounding shrub that produces waves of electric yellow flowers in the spring. The bloom starts with the daffodils and ends with the tulips. It has very interesting texture, reminding me of a conifer with its very tiny elongated leaves. It grows in a loose, arching free form pattern.  It is a very easy-to-grow compact shrub for any sunny, well-drained spot. BangleĀ® makes a fine edger or a low hedge and also works well as a groundcover on slopes. Its very early bloom is a welcome source of food for bees.

  • Height: 50-60 cm (20-24 in)
  • Spread: 50-60 cm (20-24 in)
  • Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: spring
  • Leaf Colour: olive green
  • Bloom Colour: yellow
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Genista 'Bangle' will grow in any well drained, sunny site. It is very tolerant of heat, dryness and poor soil. It will not tolerate any winter wet.