The Moroccan or Pineapple Broom tree (Cytissus battandieri) is is an interesting semi-evergreen tree with an erect habit native to Morocco. Described as semi-evergreen because it can retain its leaves during milder winters.
It has silver downy foliage and vivid pineapple scented clusters of pendulous yellow flowers. It can be well trained along walls and fences.
A small tree, so expect a height after 10 years of up to 4 metres (13 foot)
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.5 and 2.4 metres in a 12 litre container for year round planting.
Our Moroccan or Pineapple Broom trees are usually trained to be a half standard shape. For those new to the gobbeldy gook of the agricultural tree world, this means it has been pruned from an early age to have a clear stem and resemble a sort of lollipop shape. If it is important to you that you have a particular shape e.g. bush or other, then please contact us before purchase.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.