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Cytisus racemosus

Broom

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height3m to 6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Cytisus racemosus (Broom). This species is an evergreen shrub that will grow to about 3-6m, The leaves are trifoliolate with obovate, rounded dark green leaflets. The flowers are yellow.

Characteristics

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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