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Cytisus × praecox

Warminster broom

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  • Cytisus × praecox | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cytisus × praecox | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cytisus × praecox | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.75m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Cytisus × praecox (Warminster broom). This species will bear bright yellow flowers which resemble those of the sweet pea and are borne on arching graceful canes which are dark green. They are fast-growing shrubs which make an exceptional hedge or border. Grow in average soil with full sun.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Broom

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen, border, ornamental Spring interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Cytisus × praecox | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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  • Cytisus × praecox | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Poor quality
  • 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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