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Cytisus ardoinii

Broom

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cytisus ardoinii (Broom). Native to the maritime Alps of France and Italy. Has a hummock-forming shrub with arching stems. Is a deciduous prostrate species with bright yellow flowers in spring and summer. The leaves are divided into 3 leaflets and the flowers are produced in pairs in leaf axis.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

The maritime Alps of France and Italy.

Interest and use

Spring interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

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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