Genista aetnensis or Mount Etna Broom is a large shrub or small tree endemic to the island of Sicily, in Italy.
It is a very common constituent of the Mediterranean shrubby vegetation but especially around the lower slopes of Mount Etna.
Young plants are typical of brooms but as they age the shrubs develop into small trees with a greenish bark.
The terminal branches have a tendency to droop and weep.
From mid to late summer is produces an abundance of sweetly fragrant pea shaped yellow flowers.
It is a large deciduous shrub or small tree of evergreen appearance, with slender, arching green shoots and small, sparse leaves.
It is grown worldwide in gardens and landscaping, both for its beautiful fragrant flowers and for its attractive shape when mature.
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Other Genista species include: Genista aetnensis, Genista anglica, Genista canariensis, Genista cinerea, Genista clavata, Genista corsica, Genista ephedroides, Genista falcata, Genista ferox, Genista florida, Genista fragrans, Genista germanica, Genista hassertiana, Genista hirsuta, Genista linifolia, Genista lydia, Genista maderensis, Genista microcephala, Genista monspessulana, Genista pilosa, Genista pulchella, Genista radiata, Genista sagittalis, Genista scorpius, Genista siberica, Genista splendens, Genista stenopetala, Genista sylvestris, Genista tenera, Genista tinctoria, Genista tournefortii, Genista triacanthos, Genista tridentata and Genista umbellata.