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Broom

Cytisus spp.

Cytisus oromediterraneus IMG 2924 by Francdubtes (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a-9a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Cytisus flower
Cytisus flower
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Broom Overview

This genus includes around 60 species of deciduous or evergreen shrubs, similar to those of the genus Genista. They originate from open scrub and heathland locations in Europe, North Africa and Western Asia. Commonly known as brooms, Cytisus species are grown for their abundance of bright, pea-like flowers, which are often strongly scented and may be red, orange or yellow. Though the majority are medium-sized shrubs, smaller species and cultivars also exist, which are suitable for rock gardens and small beds.

Common problems with Broom

How to propagate Broom

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Broom

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attracts bees

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