Can i revive my Cytisus Apricot Gem?

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Can i revive my Cytisus Apricot Gem?

Postby kellieakeith » 03 Aug 2011 17:28


I recently brought a Cytisus Apricot Gem and planted it in a pot for my garden. It had lovely orange/ yellow flowers on and smelt amazing. But the flowers started dropping off and then they disappeared all together, and it looks like it's been eaten. I also saw some slug trails left on the branches. But there are still a few little green buds on the stems. Is it dead or can it be revived? If so - how can i bring it back to life?


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Postby gardening_guru » 18 Aug 2011 12:58

Hi Kellie,

I wouldn't worry too much about the flowers dropping off, it may just be that the plant was coming to the end of it's flowering season. I think if you get the cultivation requirements correct you should not have too many problems with pests etc.
Cytisus (Broom) need full sun, if you want to continue growing it in a pot make sure you use a soil based compost e.g. John Innes no2. and if possible grow it in a shltered spot away from strong winds. Check how hardy the cultivar is and move it indoors in the winter if necessary.
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