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Cytisus scoparius f. andreanus form

Common broom

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.6m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.6m to 0.9m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourRed shades and yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cytisus scoparius f. andreanus form (Common broom). Narrow, dark green leaves consisting of three leaflets are borne. In late spring and early summer, masses of bright yellow-red flowers appear on delicate, green branchlets.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Scotch broom, Broom

Origin

W.Europe

Interest and use

Spring interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, 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

Propagated from seed, cuttings or grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Gall mites may be a problem.

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