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Notospartium Genus

Pink broom

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Description

Notospartium genus (Pink broom). This genus consists of about 3 species of broom-like shrubs, they produce profuse pea-shaped flowers that appear in mid-summer. The shrubs are leafless and will attain their shape from there graceful arching branches. They are frost hardy, but in cold areas grow on south or west facing wall. Grow in a sheltered, sunny position with well drained soil. Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or by seed in autumn.

Characteristics

Shrubs or Trees

Other common names

Southern broom

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Grown for their habit, green shoots and flowers.

Cultivation

They will thrive in any well-drained soil but must have full sun to flower. They may require staking, and can be propagate from seeds in the autumn or from cuttings taken in late summer. Older plants may need staking.

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

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