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Cytisus scoparius

Scotch Broom

Broom

Comments

A high quality flowering shrub for difficult places with dry, infertile soil, excellent for use in massing; bright yellow flowers in spring in a densely branched, twiggy mound; best used in specific landscape situations

Description

A high quality flowering shrub for difficult places with dry, infertile soil, excellent for use in massing; bright yellow flowers in spring in a densely branched, twiggy mound; best used in specific landscape situations

Landscape Attributes

Scotch Broom is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Scotch Broom is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Scotch Broom will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

5 feet

6 feet

alkaline

clay

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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