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Cytisus nigricans

Broom

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to June
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourYellow shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Cytisus nigricans (Broom). A bushy oval deciduous shrub native to Europe. Reaches a height of 1.5m. Bears oblong to ovate dark green leaves and terminal racemes of flowers in late summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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