Broom

Cytisus spp.

profile iconCytisus oromediterraneus IMG 2924
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profile iconCytisus oromediterraneus IMG 2924
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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.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

White, Yellow, Red

Scent

Mild

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