Cytisus scoparius

Scotch Broom, Broom

Cytisus is a showy, fast-growing but short-lived shrub that is covered by flowers in spring and early summer. Deciduous in four-season climates, it is evergreen in mild climates. The green stems are ornamental when leaves are gone. Scores of cultivars with a wide variety of flower colors are available. Cut flowers last up to six days. Only container-grown plants can be transplanted, though plant spreads by vigorous seedlings. Plant in well-drained sandy soil. Prune to shape and remove deadwood.
Cytisus scoparius, Scotch Broom, Broom
Although it is considered a weedy, yellow-flowered pest in some areas, less aggressive, compact types are available. Bicolored selections bloom red and yellow, scarlet and cream or orange and apricot.

Attributes - Cytisus scoparius

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Wet Soil.

Related Plants

Cytisus x praecox, Cytisus praecox 'Gold Spear', Cytisus scoparius 'Burkwoodii', Cytisus scoparius 'Moonlight'
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