CYTISUS

Commonly known as Broom

The vivid, golden-yellow Broom of late spring, relishing poor acidic soils and coping with windy, coastal sites.

Genus of about 60 species, similar to Genista, of deciduous to evergreen shrubs, rarely small trees, from Europe, western Asia and northern Africa.

The UK native common Broom (C. scoparius), sometimes known as Scotch broom may have been  the emblem of the Plantagenet kings from Henry II, when brooms were known by the latin planta genista.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full sun
    Shelter less hardy species from cold, drying winds
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their abundant, sometimes very fragrant, pea-like flowers.
    Pests & Diseases
    Gall mites.
    Place of origin
    Europe, western Asia, northern Africa.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant

Buy Varieties of CYTISUS

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CYTISUS x boskoopii 'Boskoop Ruby'

CYTISUS x boskoopii 'Boskoop Ruby'

Broom

deep purplish-red flowers

 
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CYTISUS 'Porlock'

CYTISUS 'Porlock'

Broom

(Genista 'Porlock') - scented yellow flowers, strong vigorous grower

 
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CYTISUS x praecox

CYTISUS x praecox

Warminster broom

cream

 
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CYTISUS x praecox 'Albus'

CYTISUS x praecox 'Albus'

Warminster broom

white

 
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CYTISUS x praecox 'Allgold'

CYTISUS x praecox 'Allgold'

Warminster broom

deep yellow

 
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CYTISUS x praecox 'Hollandia'

CYTISUS x praecox 'Hollandia'

Warminster broom

pink

 
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CYTISUS scoparius 'Andreanus'

CYTISUS scoparius 'Andreanus'

Common broom

dark red and yellow flowers

 
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CYTISUS scoparius 'Burkwoodii'

CYTISUS scoparius 'Burkwoodii'

Common broom

deep pink to maroon flowers with gold margins

 
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CYTISUS scoparius 'Firefly'

CYTISUS scoparius 'Firefly'

Common broom

yellow and brownish red

 
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