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Cytisus × beanii

Broom

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height0.15m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cytisus × beanii (Broom). Believed to be a hybrid cross between Cytisus ardoinoi and C. purgans. Is a low-growing deciduous shrub with arching sprays of golden-yellow flowers, borne in spring on the previous season’s growth. The leaves are divided into 3 leaflets and are small, linear and hairy. Grows to about 50cm high with a spread of 75cm.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

W.Asia, Europe and N.Africa

Interest and use

Banks, specimen, ground cover. Spring interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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