Broom

Cytisus e.g. 'Goldfinch'

Broom - Cytisus   e.g. 'Goldfinch'

Common Name: Broom
Genus: Cytisus
Cultivar: e.g. 'Goldfinch'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Gold, Red, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

These shrubs are members of the pea and bean family. There are both deciduous and evergreen species.

Cytisus usually have slender green branches and few mid-green 3 palmate leaves. Sometimes mature specimens are totally leafless. Cytisus are primarily grown for their many pea-like flowers that usually bloom in late spring and summer. Yellows and golds are the most common flower colours available but double coloured flowers such as those displayed by Cytisus ‘Goldfinch’ are also available. Downy seed pods follow the flowers.

Usual size is approx. 1.5m x 1.5 m but the variety of these shrubs ranges from low growing shrubs to small trees.


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