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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
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • 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 -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant

Buy Varieties of CYTISUS

CYTISUS x boskoopii 'Boskoop Ruby'  AWARD

CYTISUS x boskoopii 'Boskoop Ruby'  >


Commonly known as: Broom.
Deep purplish-red flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

CYTISUS 'Porlock'   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Broom.
(Genista 'Porlock') - scented yellow flowers, strong vigorous grower
Multibuy
individually £14.50 each, 3+ £12.00 each

CYTISUS x praecox

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Commonly known as: Warminster broom.
Cream
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

CYTISUS x praecox 'Albus'

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Commonly known as: Warminster broom.
White
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

CYTISUS x praecox 'Allgold'  AWARD

CYTISUS x praecox 'Allgold'  >


Commonly known as: Warminster broom.
Deep yellow
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

CYTISUS x praecox 'Hollandia'  AWARD

CYTISUS x praecox 'Hollandia'  >


Commonly known as: Warminster broom.
Pink
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

CYTISUS scoparius 'Andreanus'

CYTISUS scoparius 'Andreanus'  >


Commonly known as: Common broom.
Dark red and yellow flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

CYTISUS scoparius 'Burkwoodii'  AWARD

CYTISUS scoparius 'Burkwoodii'  >


Commonly known as: Common broom.
Deep pink to maroon flowers with gold margins
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

CYTISUS scoparius 'Firefly'

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Commonly known as: Common broom.
Yellow and brownish red
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

CYTISUS scoparius 'Golden Cascade'

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Commonly known as: Common broom.
Semi-weeping gold
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020 - These plants are not available until September/October 2019

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