These shrubs and small trees are grown for their abundant display of pea-like flowers which are often yellow, pink, or white. They are sometimes very fragrant. Growth habit is twiggy, and mature plants may have very few leaves. Grow in a rock garden or border, or as groundcover, depending on species.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsAbundant flowers that are very fragrant in some species.

CareGrow in full sun. They prefer well-drained, fertile soil but they will also do quite well in poor, acidic soils. They do not like to be moved.

PropagationStart seeds in a cold frame in spring or fall, or take cuttings in summer.

ProblemsSpider mites, gray mold, dieback, root rot.

Species and cultivars

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