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Cytisus canariensis

Broom

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green shades

Description

Cytisus canariensis (Broom). An upright evergreen shrub from the Canaries.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

The Canary Islands.

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • 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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