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Argyrocytisus battandieri, the pineapple broom[2] or Moroccan broom[3] is a species of flowering plant in the legume family, Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. It is the only member of the genus Argyrocytisus (formerly Cytisus battandieri).[4][5][6]

Cytisus battandieri 'Pineapple broom' (Leguminosae) flower.JPG
Cambridge University Botanic Garden (Manske 2010)
Scientific classification

(Maire) Frodin & Heywood ex Raynaud
A. battandieri
Binomial name
Argyrocytisus battandieri
(Maire) Raynaud
  • Cytisus battandieri Maire

A native of Morocco, it is a substantial deciduous shrub growing to 4 metres (13 ft) tall and wide, with trifoliate grey-green leaves, and erect racemes of yellow flowers with a distinctive pineapple scent. Grown in a sheltered location, it is hardy down to −15 °C (5 °F).

The cultivar ‘Yellow Tail’ has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[3]


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  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b "RHS Plantfinder - Argyrocytisus battandieri 'Yellow Tail'". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  4. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Argyrocytisus". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  5. ^ USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Argyrocytisus". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  6. ^ "The Plant List entry for Argyrocytisus". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014.