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Cytisus × spachianus

Broom

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height1.5m to 3.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cytisus × spachianus (Broom). A bushy evergreen shrub of Garden origin. Bears terminal racemes of yellow flowers.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Ground cover


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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°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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