Cytisus scoparius

Cytisus scoparius

Common name: Broom

Family: Leguminosae

Plant type Shrub
Height 5 to 5 feet
Spread 5 to 5 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders
Skill level Beginner to average
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 7
Heat zone
Sun Full sun
Moisture Dry to average
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to exposed
Flower colour Yellow
Flower season Late spring
Flower size Medium
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Texture Fine, soft spikey

Cytisus scoparius is a tough shrubs with dark green evergreen foliage and masses of bright yellow pea-like flowers in spring.

Brooms grow best in full sun and will tolerate any well drained soil which is not excessively acid or alkaline. Hardiness is about zone 7. It is best pruned lightly after flowering but never cut into old wood.

Task Calendar

Early-summer Prune lightly after flowering but don't cut into old wood


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