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Cytisus leucanthus

Broom

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow shades
  • Leaf ColourMid green shades

Description

Cytisus leucanthus (Broom). This deciduous species is upright and spreading, the leaves are linear to oblong. The flowers are white axillary clusters in late spring and the summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

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.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°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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