Answer: There's often confusion in classifying brooms. Some fall into the genus Cytisus and others are of the genus Genista. Of these, some are evergreen, some semi-evergreen and some are deciduous. 'Vancouver Gold' is Genista pilosa, a deciduous shrub growing 1 to 1 1/2' tall with a spread of 3-7'. It's perfect for a sunny slope. It has intricately branched gray-green twigs so it's interesting even during the short period of time when it has no leaves. Expect roundish, 1/2" long green leaves to appear in the early spring, followed by yellow-gold blooms.
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