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Broom

Spartium spp.

Spartium junceum (inflorescense) by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Broom Overview

Genus with a single species of deciduous shrub growing to between 1-5m tall. Commonly called Spanish broom or weaver’s broom. This characteristically lacks notable foliage and instead has green broom-like shoots and is grown for its scented, usually yellow, pea-like flowers. Originating from dry environments in the Mediterranean this species is frost tolerant and well-placed in a shrub border or grown against a warm, sunny wall.

How to propagate Broom

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings.

Seed

Other uses of Broom

Grown for its green shoots and showy flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.