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Broom in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cytisus

 

Broom

Broom can be evergreen or deciduous, and can grow upright or prostrate. Broom is usually grown for its pea-like flowers that are often fragrant. There are dwarf, small and medium-sized shrubs. The foliage is somewhat feathery

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plant Features
  • Broom likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Broom likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Broom is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Broom likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Broom

Latin name

Cytisus

type

Flowering Shrub

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Broom likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Broom is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Broom likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Broom likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Broom is 1.50meters x 1.50meters 1.50 M 1.50 M

Cytisus

Broom can be evergreen or deciduous, and can grow upright or prostrate. Broom is usually grown for its pea-like flowers that are often fragrant. There are dwarf, small and medium-sized shrubs. The foliage is somewhat feathery


Flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Broom flowers from late Spring to early Summer

 

Planting in Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant broom in Spring in a sunny site, and in poor, sandy soil.

 

Planting in Autumn

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Plant broom in Autumn in a sunny site in poor, sandy soil

 

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Propagate by taking semi- softwood cuttings in late Summer.Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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