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Scotch
Broom

Cytisus

 


Description:

A fast grower that is short-lived (5 years) but well worth the spectacular bloom. 

 

Common Name: Scotch Broom, Common Broom, False Heather
Botanical Name: Cytisus
Type: Deciduous shrub
Growth Rate: Fast
Soil Preference: Tolerates drought and will grow in dry soil but prefers well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay soils with a pH of acidic to slightly alkaline
Light Requirements: Full sun
Attributes: Naturalizing
Pests: Caterpillars
Diseases: None serious
Care: Prune after flowering to keep the plant in nice shape.   Fertilize with Holly-tone or Plant-tone as recommended.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Cytisus x praecox 'Allgold'
Scotch Broom, Common Broom
zones 5-8
 
Description:  Lovely, long sprays of yellow pea-like flowers make this an excellent choice for mass planting.  Beautiful rounded habit of dense, green branches having tiny green leaves.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 5-6'


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Cytisus scoparius 'Burkwoodii'
Scotch Broom, Common Broom
zones 5-8
 
Description:  A bushy plant with garnet-red flowers, wings red-brown with a narrow, gold border.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 5'
Spread: 6-8'


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Cytisus scoparius 'Lena'
Scotch Broom, Common Broom
zones 5-8
 
Description:  Lemon yellow and red flowers bloom spring and early summer.
Bloom Color: Yellow/red
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10'
Spread: 6-8'


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Cytisus scoparius 'Leo White'
Scotch Broom, Common Broom
zones 5-8
 
Description:  White flowers bloom spring and summer.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 5-8'
Spread: 5-8'


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Cytisus scoparius 'Lilac Time'
Scotch Broom, Common Broom, False Heather
zones 5-8
 
Description:  A compact variety that is smaller than other cultivars. F lowers are deep lilac/pink and white on "fluffy" looking green foliage. 'Lilac Time' is not as cold hardy as other types.
Bloom Color: Deep lilac/pink/white
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 2-3'


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Cytisus scoparius 'Moonlight'
Scotch Broom, Common Broom
zones 5-8
 
Description: Glowing moonlight yellow (actually creamy white) flowers
Bloom Color: Creamy white
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 5-8''
Spread: 6-8'
 

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