A picture of a Common broom

Common broom

Cytisus scoparius 'Lena'

Also known as

Scotch broom, Broom

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

80cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Common broom Overview

This variety produces axillary clusters of dark yellow flowers, with the backs of the standards and wings bright red.

Common problems with Common broom

How to propagate Common broom

Cuttings

Propagated from seed, cuttings or grafting.

Grafting

Seed

Other uses of Common broom

Banks, hedging, specimen. Spring/Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions. Whole plant is poisonous if eaten.