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Cytisus purpureus

Purple broom

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, green, blue, pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Cytisus purpureus (Purple broom). A deciduous shrub.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Broom

Origin

W.Asia, Europe and N.Africa

Interest and use

Banks, specimen Spring interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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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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