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Scotch Broom, Common Broom - Cytisus scoparius (latin)

Area of origin: South and west of Europe.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 3m (9,8'), width up to 2m (6,6').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type: Light, dislikes lime.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C.
Exposure: Full sun.


Properties and uses:
The Common Broom produces scented golden yellow flowers in May and June. Its branches remain green all year round.
This Broom is very interesting within a mixed hedge, or flowerbeds.
Excellent retainer of nitrogen, the Common Broom helps to improve poor soils.

List of Scotch broom:
Scotch Broom 'Boskoop Ruby', Crimson red flowers
Scotch Broom 'Burkwoodii', Deep pink flowers with yellow edges
Scotch Broom 'La Coquette', Pink, Red and Yellow Flowers
Scotch Broom 'Lena', Yellow and light orange flowers

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