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Cytisus Genus

Broom

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Cytisus genus (Broom). This genus of blooms range from being tall and upright to prostrate. Some of the species have well-developed, narrow leaves. All of the flowers have pea-shaped flowers in small, profuse clusters.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

W.Asia, Europe and N.Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their abundant, pea-like flowers. These are very attractive to bees. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will prefer full sun with fertile but not over-rich, well drained soil. Resents being transplanted.

Propagation

You can propagate the species by basal cuttings in the summer or by seeds in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Gall mites may be a problem.

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