...said the visitor, “Broom isn't a climber, surely? It grows on heaths, doesn't it?” Yes it does - but in certain circumstances, and with certain species, it…
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.
Deciduous or Evergreens, Fragrants
W.Asia, Europe and N.Africa
Grown for their abundant, pea-like flowers. These are very attractive to bees. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.
They are fully to half hardy and will prefer full sun with fertile but not over-rich, well drained soil. Resents being transplanted.
You can propagate the species by basal cuttings in the summer or by seeds in the summer.
Gall mites may be a problem.
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